13 Arrested In Malaysia For Online Gambling

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13 people were arrested in Malaysia this week in an online gambling raid by authorities that also saw 41 slot machines and 54 computers seized.

The raid occurred at a shopping mall in Ampang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. The shop allegedly operated as a family entertainment center and internet cafe, which stays open 24 hours to serve patrons. According to the leader of the raiding party DSP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zain, the suspects arrested were playing computer based gambling games when police began the raid at 9:30pm. The suspects range in age from 19 to 50 years old.

The case is under review and being investigated to see if it conflicts with Section 4B (A) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1952.