Malaysia: 10 arrested for illegal gambling

Malaysia: 10 arrested for illegal gambling

Ten people have been arrested while another 10 were issued compound notices for spectating in illegal mahjong and poker games.

Malaysia.- Police have arrested 10 people during a raid related to alleged illegal gambling activities in the North Seberang Perai District. Police also found 10 people who were watching the illegal mahjong and poker games and breaching Covid-19 social distance measures.

Those who were gambling were arrested while spectators were issued compound notices. According to The Star, police also seized RM8,514 of cash, two wooden tables, nine plastic chairs, 66 chips, 52 poker cards and four dice.

Those arrested were placed under remand while police classified the case under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

In August, police in Johor arrested 118 people in two weeks for illegal online gambling. Officers carried out 90 raids, arresting premises 99 caretakers and 19 players. During the raids, police seized mobile phones, computers, tablets and cash amounting to RM20,184.

According to Malay Mail, the illegal online gambling centres were targeting students, government employees and senior citizens.

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