Cops want to know how gambling den operators crossed state borders to set up shop in Melaka during MCO


MELAKA: Police here are investigating to find out how six suspects managed to travel interstate to run an illegal online gambling operation here.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afzanizar Ahmad said the six, aged between 18 and 35 years, had rented a condominium unit at Klebang Kecil.

“The six, five men and one woman, had been living there for the past three weeks.

“My men are tracing how the six got past the roadblock during the movement control order,” he said on Monday (June 7).

ACP Afzanizar said the six took turns to operate the online gambling centre on a 24-hour basis.

He said police raided the condominium unit at 5pm on Sunday (June 6) and also confiscated electronic gadgets found on the premises.

ACP Afzanizar said all six suspects are now under remand and will be charged under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

He added that Melaka police had recorded 189 successes in thwarting online gambling activities since January this year.

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