PADAWAN: Three women were among five people arrested for their involvement in illegal online gambling and unlicensed lottery sales on Sunday (July 25).
District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said personnel from the Padawan Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Kota Sentosa police station carried out ‘Ops Dadu’ raids at three separate locations.
The first took place at a coffee shop in Batu Kawa around 5.11pm that led to the arrests of two men.
“A 37-year-old welder was arrested for conducting unlicensed lottery sales while a 42-year-old chicken rice seller was arrested for the same offence, and illegal online gambling activities.
“Both admitted to be working as online gambling and unlicensed lottery sales agents.
“They are now placed at the Siburan police lock-up for further action.”
Meanwhile, the second raid took place behind a premises in Mile 10 around 5.25pm.
Two local women aged 20 and 26 were arrested for conducting online gambling activities.
An Indonesian woman, 28, was arrested in the third raid at a coffee shop in Mile 11.
“She did not have any identification documents on her as well. Hence, she will also be arrested under Section 15(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.”
Background checks found that the two local women had priors related to online gambling while the rest did not have any.
Police seized four phones, a tablet and cash amounting to RM676.
The cases will be investigated under Section 4(1)(c) and Section 4(A)(a) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953.