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Poice in Kajang, Malaysia have announced this week that they have destroyed 5,042 computers that were seized as part of gambling raids, with the goal of taking the machines out of circulation.
The computers were seized as part of 353 police raids that were carried out as part of 'Op Dadu', and 'Op Judi Online'. The police involved in the cases were given approval to destroy the machines as part of the Common Gaming Houses Act of 1953. Those who previously owned the computers were given a chance to pick up their property, but nobody came to collect them.
Malaysia has been cracking down on illegal online betting in the country, expelling foreigners who're caught facilitating sports betting services to players. It seems that the task is not solving the issue though, as countless more operations pop up to take the place of those that are shuttered. Recently, police in Malaysia busted an operation whose chief operator has been arrested five times for running an illegal betting site.