Indonesian Police Arrest Online Gamblers In Raids

Indonesian police announced that it conducted a raid on an online gambling ring in Jakarta, arresting nine men and seizing Rp 1 billion in the pprocess.

The alleged ring had been in operation since 2010 in the town of Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, and brought in daily income ranging from Rp 30 million to Rp 50 million.

Police also announced that further arrests were likely forthcoming, as 150 different bank accounts were found to have deposited funds in the ring's account.

Commenting on the ring, Police Spokesman Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said: “The police traced the account used and found that funds had been transferred to an account in Surakarta. In Surakarta, the suspects could reap up to Rp 300 million a day from the business.”

Speaking about the 150 bank accounts he said: “We believe that some of them are the gamblers, but we are still tracing them. In the meantime, we have blocked all the accounts.”

Police also moved to block ISP access to the two offending sites. If the men arrested are convicted of running the illegal ring they could be looking at up to 10 years in prison.

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