Police in Kuala Lumpur raided an apartment in Jalan Tun Razak used as a call center for illegal online gambling. The police arrested 11 people, seized 17 laptops, 100 mobiles, and other gambling-related equipment, according to Malay Mail.
According to the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department, the center was in operation for two months. It was earning about MYR20,000 ($4,858) per day.
“The syndicate is suspected to be promoting online gambling to Chinese nationals at the premises, which was rented for RM10,000 per month,” the officer said.
A week ago, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had to take action against a viral video clip promoting an online gambling platform based outside Malaysia.
“The police warned the public not to share the video. Such acts are not only illegal but can cause public concern,” said Dang Wangi district police chief ACP.
Illegal gambling is still a problem in Malaysia. Earlier this year, police raided and arrested five people at another online gambling call center.
According to the police, “Our investigations revealed that the unit conducted online gambling activities for clients in Korea in that unit.”
They used the Telegram instant messaging service for its operation. Police warned the public not to engage in similar activities because they violate the country’s criminal code.