Police have made six arrests in a raid on an alleged illegal gambling call centre in Taman Senggi.
Malaysia.- Police in Taman Senggi, Jalan Bau-Kuching, have arrested four men and two women in a raid on an alleged illegal gambling call centre.
According to officers, those arrested were running online gambling including betting on football.
The Borneo Post reported that those arrested are aged between 20 and 27 years and are being investigated under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.
Among those arrested were two Indonesian nationals who are being investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63. Police seized mobile phones, computer equipment and laptops.
The installation of illegal gambling call centres in Malaysia is fairly common as are police raids to dismantle the centres.
A week ago, police arrested five men and a woman who were trying to cross the border to run an illegal gambling operation. The illegal gambling centre was operating on a 24-hour basis with people working in shifts.
Those detained who are aged between 18 and 35, allegedly rented an apartment at Klebang Kecil to run the illegal gambling operation centre and had been living there for the past three weeks. Police seized electronic devices during the raid.
In May, a similar raid was carried out in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Police arrested eight people for a suspected illegal gambling operation.