Cops raid illegal gambling centre in Subang Jaya
SUBANG JAYA: An illegal online gambling centre was raided after it was exposed on Facebook.
In a statement Wednesday (June 22), Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Abd Khalid Othman said the raid was conducted on Tuesday (June 21) night following a video on the centre by a Facebook user “Macdonard Highson”.
"Based on information gathered, the police conducted surveillance at the address stated in the post, but no movement was seen.
"A raid on the location was conducted and eight computers, believed to have been used for online gambling purposes, were seized," he said.
The post alleged that the syndicate had been operating there for some time and there had been inaction due to corruption.
ACP Khalid Othman said that the district police had conducted 191 raids between January 2021 and May 2022, with 458 suspects arrested. A total of 924 machines used for online gambling were also seized.
"The police view the matter seriously and will not compromise with any side in regards to illegal gambling. We also advise all to not be involved in such activities.
"We encourage the Subang Jaya community and those in the surrounding area to work with us in eradicating such activities by sharing information to our district control centre at 03-7062 7100," he said.