Siblings nabbed in illegal gambling raid

CID personnel carry the seized items to Miri Central Police station (CPS).

MIRI: Police detained three female siblings for allegedly running an illegal gambling call-centre in a house here on Thursday.

The suspects aged 24, 26 and 30 years were arrested during a raid carried out by Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel led by ASP Unang Giang on a house located at Hilltop Garden here.

During the raid, police also seized eight computer monitors, four central processing units (CPU), two Wifi modems and 11 mobile phones.

Initial investigations showed that the suspects have been active for the past few months prior to their arrest and was believed to be able to collect bets amounting to several hundred thousand ringgits daily.

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah who confirmed the arrest said the case was being investigated under Section 4(1)(g) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953.

The three suspects are being escorted to CPS for questioning.