By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH
TANGKAK: A total of 40 people have been arrested and 21 unlicensed gaming houses and cybercafes raided since January this year, the Ledang police chief said.
Supt Harun Idris said the raids, aimed at combating illegal gambling, including over the Internet, covered the Tangkak town, Sagil, Sungai Mati and Bukit Gambir.
He said two women, a Chinese and Malay, were among those detained during the raids, and some 13 outlets were shut down.
“Most of the operators of the illegal gambling shops have been charged in the court and sentenced to between three and six months jail.
“They were also fined RM1,300 by the court,” he said after presenting certificates of appreciation to several policemen and members of the public, recently.
Supt Harun said some of those arrested were involved with illegal 4D numbers while the cybercafes offered online gambling to their customers.
He said the raiding teams carried out the raids in Sagil, Sungai Mati, Bukit Gambir and here, adding that, the operations would continue.
He said the police would focus on unlicensed cybercafes as they provided illegal online gambling to their customers.
He said the Ledang police aimed at reducing any illegal gambling activity, especially the illegal 4D rackets, in the district this year.
“We will act against anyone involved in such activities and we plan to put a stop to illegal gambling here,” he added.
SOURCE: THE STAR, MARCH 29, 2012