Taman Cempaka in Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

An illegal gambling syndicate allegedly expanded its business by hiring pretty women and offering an attractive remuneration package to motivate the staff has been raided in Selangor, Malaysia.

Selangor police’s Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) raided a premise at about 5:30 pm on October 30 at Taman Cempaka, Ampang, and arrested 10 women who were allegedly working for an illegal online gambling website as sales representatives, the China Press reported.

They included a Chinese manager and her nine employees – a Chinese, an Indonesian and seven Malay women – who were required by the syndicate to pass a two-month-long probation, to attract customers during weekends and to meet sales targets.

A preliminary investigation found that the women, who enjoyed eight days of annual leave, were paid 1,800 ringgit a month, with commissions and extra bonuses if sales targets were achieved.

Computers, smartphones, mobile SIM cards, and other items were seized at the scene. All those arrested were detained to assist the police investigation under Section 4B (a) of Malaysia’s Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

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