Twenty two gamblers arrested in Malaysia

The authorities of Petaling Jaya’s also seized RM136,399 (US$33,579) worth of cash and gambling chips.

Malaysia.- Police officers arrested 22 gamblers and seized RM136,399 (US$33,579) worth of cash and gambling chips during a raid conducted in a house located in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya.

The illegal gambling facility was a three-storey house in Taman Mutiara 2, Kajang. The bust was called Ops Dadu and the operation took place last Saturday between 8pm and 2am. The suspects arrested at the scene are aged between 20 and 66.

Police officers believe that the group had been in operation for a month. According to the Federal Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice Division (D7) Principal Assistant Director Senior Asst Comm Roslee Chik, sthe suspects are being remanded for four days until Wednesday. “The mastermind is also being quizzed at the moment,” he added.

At the time of the raid, RM19,750 (US$8,266) were found on the gambling table, whilst RM56,649 (US$13,946) on the suspects. A total of 140 gaming chips worth about RM60,000 (US$14,771) along with tables, chairs and 32 domino bricks were among the items seized by the police officers.