Power supply cut to three more premises

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Three more premises involved in the selling of online gambling top ups had their power supply cut off today.

District police chief DSP Sudirman Kram said the police would continue to curb any such gambling activities in the district.

The power supply cut operation was conducted by a team of personnel from the district’s Crime Investigation Division (CID) and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).

“With these three, there are a total of 29 business premises that had their power supply cut off from January this year till today.

“Such action towards these premises is under the provisions of Section 21A (1) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953,” he said in a statement.

Sudirman said that Kota Samarahan CID have conducted 198 successful raids on premises or locations that had been identified to be carrying out illegal gambling activities through public information.

Of the total raids, police have managed to arrest 150 suspects and confiscated cash amounting to RM23,391 as well as electronic devices suspected of being used in gambling activities.

All the suspects that had allegedly committed the offences are investigated under Section 4A (a) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953, Section 4 (1) (c) of the same Act as well as other relevant sections.

“Apart from taking action to cut off the power supply, the police will also work with local authorities to take appropriate action to revoke or restrict the process of renewing the owner’s business licences,” he said.

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