KOTA KINABALU: A male teacher aged 54 years old was detained for being suspected of organizing illegal gambling activity at a rental house in Taman Fabar, Luyang, here on 17 March last week.
The arrest is the result of police investigation on four men and two women arrested by Kota Kinabalu Police Headquarters of D7 branch personnels in a raid at 1.50am at the same location on 15 March.
“All suspects are locals aged between 32 to 59 years old and have been operating illegal gambling activity since two months ago at the housing area,” said the District Police Chief, Assistant Commisioner M. Chandra, at a press conference at KK Times Square Police Beat Station, here today.
Meanwhile, in another raid, a married couple aged 38 and 25 years old were also arrested under suspicion of operating illegal gambling activity at a house in Taman Kinamount, Luyang, around 3.50pm on 22 March.
M. Chandra said, all of the suspects will be investigated under Section 48 (a) of Common Gaming Houses Act.
“In the raid, police authority has seized 15 computer sets, two D-Link modems, and RM460 cash from the suspects,” he said, adding the estimated value of the seized items are RM20,000.
According to him, further investigation has found the suspects had moved their gambling operations to housing areas to avoid detection.
“The public are urged to give their cooperation by sending information to the police about illegal gambling in their areas, even if it is their own relatives,” he added.
He also stressed that police authority will not tolerate and stern actions will be taken against individuals who are found organizing the illegal activity.
“Gambling can cause other serious crimes such as mugging, theft, and robbery,” he said. – SayangSabah