97 Chinese nationals arrested in operation against online gambling

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Ninety-seven Chinese nationals were arrested for allegedly working for an online gambling syndicate, which is believed to have made a daily profit of more than RM72,000 since it began operations early this year.

The foreigners, who entered Malaysia on social visit pass, were arrested in raids conducted by the Federal Police’s (Bukit Aman) Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) at four luxury condominium units at Changkat Duta Kiara, Bukit Kiara yesterday.

Bukit Aman D7 assistant director ACP Mohd Hedzir Hussin said the Chinese nationals, aged between 19 and 65, comprised 82 men and 15 women.

Police seized 66 laptops, 23 computers, 555 handphones, 11 modems and eight routers in the raids conducted at the four premises, which were rented for RM16,000 a month per unit, he told reporters yesterday.

He said all those detained were taken to the Brickfields police headquarters for further action.

The suspects get on a police truck: – PHOTO: BERNAMA