Suspected online gambling agents nabbed

A policeman inspecting the suspect’s belongings in a coffee shop at Moyan Square on Thursday.

PADAWAN: Police nabbed a man and a teenager for engaging in online gambling activities at separate locations last Thursday (July 29).

The first arrest involved a 17-year-old girl at a premises in Kuching City Mall Commercial Centre, Jalan Datuk Stephen Yong.

District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team raided the premises around 12.45pm and detained the girl inside.

“During questioning, the suspect admitted to being working as an online gambling agent.

“The suspect along with a phone and cash amounting to RM40, were taken to the police station for further action,” he told.

Meanwhile, the second arrest took place at a coffee shop in Moyan Square, Jalan Batu Kawa-Tondong.

He said a man was detained for questioning after he was believed to be engaging in online gambling activity.

The 23-year-old suspect along with a phone, cash amounting to RM134 and a piece of paper written with numbers, were brought to the police station to facilitate investigations.

Aidil said both cases will be investigated under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

The seized items used for online gambling activities from both raids.