Ops Dadu nets 17 mahjong players

The suspects arrested for taking part in mahjong sessions at two separate locations in Sibu.

SIBU: Police arrested 17 persons including two women in raids on two premises suspected to be holding gambling activities on Saturday (July 10).

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the suspects aged between 27 and 69 years, were arrested in an operation codenamed ‘Ops Dadu’.

“The first raid took place around 2pm at a premises on the first floor of Taman Rajang Commercial Centre while the second raid was carried out at a premises in Jalan Pahlawan,” he said.

Also seized in the raids were tables, chairs, various coloured chips, mahjong pieces, dice and hand phones.

The suspects were brought to the Sungai Merah police station for further action.

Stanley noted that the suspects had also undergone Covid-19 swab test at Sibu Hospital and they all tested negative.

They are also issued compounds for violating the standard operating procedures under Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (National Recovery Plan) 2021.

The suspects arrested for taking part in mahjong sessions at two separate locations in Sibu.