Two more gambling syndicates involving 11 individuals aged between 24 to 36 were put to an end by the police of Ipoh yesterday (June 5).
According to the Ipoh District Police Headquarters (IPD) chief A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the raid and capture operations were done at two houses in the same residential area along Jalan Menglembu Bestari 11.
“The first raid was performed at around 5.45pm, where four men and a woman were arrested. They were found sitting around a table playing poker in the living room.
“Investigations found that the owner of the house is presently working in Singapore and that one of the arrested individuals is a tenant. The woman has a past gambling offence.
“A poker table, five recliners, two poker sets, a Samsung tablet, a piece of paper containing records of the betting, eight advertisement papers, 439 chips of multiple values, 52 playing cards and RM1,745 in cash found inside the suspects’ pockets were seized during the operation.
“The second raid was performed at around 6.15pm, where six men were arrested. They were found sitting at the front porch while gambling using game cards.
“All of the suspects have various past offences. One of them is a food delivery rider.
“Two plastic tables, six plastic chairs, 52 playing cards and RM769 in cash were seized,” he told reporters in a media session at IPD Ipoh earlier today (June 6).
A. Asmadi added that all 11 suspects are being investigated under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, with punishment entailing a fine of up to RM5,000 or imprisonment of up to six months, or both, if convicted.
“They were also issued a compound of RM10,000 each for SOP non-compliance under Section 21A(1) of the Emergency Ordinance.
“Hopefully, this serves as a continuous reminder to the public that staying at home is no leeway to immoral practices, especially gambling,” he expressed.