Malaysian police launched a crackdown on illegal gambling on Thursday, raiding numerous gambling dens in Selangor. However, only five Indonesian migrants and one local man were detained in three of the nine premises targeted due to a suspected tip-off.
Between 11pm on July 19 and 1am on July 20, the Selangor police’s Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division raided nine targeted premises in Bandar Parklands, Taman Sentosa and Taman Sri Andalas, where illegal gaming dens were known to be operating, the China Press reported.
However, due to a suspected tip-off, six of the venues were found unattended but had gaming machines, while officers arrested one Malaysian man, three Indonesian men and two Indonesian women after raiding three venues.
A total of 35 computers, 15 laptops, 23 gaming and data machines and 1,332 ringgit (US$328) were seized. All those arrested were detained by Selangor police for further investigation under Section 4B(a) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953.