Malaysia: 20 arrested for illegal cockfight

Police reported that those arrested were betting on cockfighting in a tent.
Police reported that those arrested were betting on cockfighting in a tent.

Police found a group gambling on illegal cockfights in Kampung Baru Senai.

Malaysia.- Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people on an oil palm plantation in Kampung Baru Senai for illegally gambling on cockfights.

According to local media reports, police found those arrested betting on cockfighting in a tent. Officers seized 11 roosters and eight rooster carcasses. They also found cash amounting to RM29,965 in bets and several items related to cockfights.

Those arrested are aged between 22 and 62 years and were under remand while police classified the case under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and Measures of Prevention and Cruelty to Animals Act 1952.

A few weeks ago, police in Sarawak arrested four men who were suspected of being part in a syndicate that was promoting online gambling through social media applications.

During the raid, police seized mobile phones, gambling equipment and four monitors. According to Malay Mail, those arrested were aged between 19 to 29 and earned between RM$1,500 and RM$1,800 a month.

The four men could face a fine of between RM$5,000 and RM50,000 as well as imprisonment for a maximum of three years upon conviction.

Another raid was made in Taman Senggi, Jalan Bau-Kuching, where police arrested four men and two women in relation to an alleged illegal gambling call centre. According to officers, those arrested were running online gambling including betting on football.

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