Malaysian Police Arrest 3 In Gambling Raid

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Malaysian police in Georgetown, Penang Island conducted three raids this week, seizing twenty eight computers and arresting three men.

The raid took place over two hours, and resulted in the arrest of three internet cafe managers, aged between 50 and 53, according to Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng, a Georgetown Police Spokesman. Additionally, 28 computers were seized in the raids.

“The shops did not have signboards and access was possible only after keying in a password known only to regular customers," Meng said. “We have remanded the managers pending investigations."

Since 2009, Malaysian police have conducted 286 illegal gambling raids, taking 4,135 computers valued at around RM 6 million.

“We have charged 81 people in court so far,” Meng commented.