Eleven arrested for gambling

Policemen check on the suspects caught playing cards during the raid. (Right) Among the items seized from the suspects.

PADAWAN: Police arrested 11 men for taking part in a gambling session during a raid on a premises at Lorong Arang here on Sunday (Aug 1).

District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said the raid was carried out around 1.15am by a team from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and intelligence unit.

“Acting on information gathered, the team entered the premises and detained a group of men believed to be playing cards.

“The team also seized a table, chairs, 52 playing cards and cash amounting to RM3,720,” he said.

All the suspects, aged between 22 and 63 years, were brought to the police station along with the seized items, for further action.

Background checks on the suspects found five of them had past records under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, while another had past records under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the Penal Code.

Aidil stated that the suspects admitted to playing cards in the premises and would be remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.