More raids in Malaysia

Police spokesman in Malaysia have revealed that over last weekend numerous officers carried out 107 illegal gambling raids, many of them to stamp out Internet gambling, confiscating 417 computers and arresting 31 people, against whom investigations continue. All the suspects, aged between 25 and 35, had been remanded for further investigation under the Common Gaming House Act 1953.

District police chief ACP Mohamad Mat Yusop told reporters that since January 2009 the police have seized almost 2 000 computers, functioning as slot machines and worth about RM1 million, and arrested 140 people in a string of raids (see previous InfoPowa reports).

The latest operations were carried out in the Klang district and involved raids across premises in Kapar, Meru, Port Klang, Pandamaran and Klang town.

ACP Mohamad Mat Yusop said those arrested were people who ran the illegal gaming centres and their customers. The police crackdown would continue he said, pointing out that the police had been assisted by numerous tip-offs from residents and relatives of the gamblers.

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