The neighborhood of Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

The arrest of a member of a notorious triad society in Petaling Jaya led to a successful raid of a street-side gambling den in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, where two Chinese men and seven migrants were arrested for illegally gambling.

The Selangor police Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) first intercepted an Indian man in Petaling Jaya. The man was found to be affiliated with Gang 21, an organization notorious for the trafficking of illegal drugs, the China Press reported.

The suspect led officers to an illegal gambling site in a street in Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya. There, two Chinese men who were the gambling site owners, six Indonesians and a Bangladeshi man were arrested for illegally gambling at about 8:30pm on October 15.

A whiteboard containing bookmaking records, two chairs, gambling tools and 1,470 ringgit in cash were also seized during the raid.

An investigation is ongoing under Section 4 of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

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