Malaysia: 22 illegal gambling premises dismantled in Kuala Lumpur since January 1

Police have arrested 25 since the start of the year.
Police have arrested 25 since the start of the year.

Since the beginning of the year, police have dismantled 22 premises used for illegal gambling in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia.- Since the start of 2022, Cheras police has dismantled some 22 premises used for illegal gambling. Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Idzam Jaafar said 25 suspects had been arrested in during the operations.

He said: “We took action by cutting off the electricity supply to 21 of those premises under Section 21A of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953. With the cooperation of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), we detached the electrical meter and fuse box (to each of the premises).

“Since January 1, we also seized four tablets, 12 mobile phones, 100 computers and RM1,626 cash during Ops Dadu.”

He asked those with information on illegal gambling activities to contact the police: “While we are conducting operations, we still need the cooperation from members of the public to curb this illegal activity,” Jaafar said.

See also: Malaysia: 17 arrested for illegal gambling

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