KUCHING: Police arrested five Indonesians for operating an illegal online gambling call centre here last Friday.
Padawan police chief, Supt Aidil Bolhassan said he led a team of CID officers and raided a semi-detached house at Jalan Ensing, Batu Kawa at 3.15pm.
The team found and arrested five Indonesians – three men and two women, aged 17 to 35 years, who were operating the call centre.
He believed a syndicate was operating the call centre which is said to be raking in some RM150,000 per month.
During the raid, police also confiscated monitors, central processing units (CPUs), keyboards, computer mice, mobile phones, and a modem.
“Investigations found the syndicate using the semi-detached house to operate the 24-hour call centre and its members were not allowed out of the house for leisure activities in order to hide from the authorities.
“Each operator is supplied with a smartphone and a computer by the syndicate,” Aidil said.
He said bets were credited by the customers to several bank accounts operated by the syndicate and a bank slip would be sent via text or WhatsApp to the operator’s phone.
All five Indonesians were brought to the police station and would be investigated under Section 4(1)(g) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953 and Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.
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