PETALING JAYA: Police have busted a syndicate, comprising experts who set up and maintained online gambling sites and apps, with the arrest of 39 people in Kuala Lumpur.
Bukit Aman police secretary Noorsiah Saaduddin said this success was part of their current thrust to eradicate online gambling, which could become a social problem.
She said all those detained were aged between 23 and 49. They comprised 22 local men and 10 local women, and seven foreigners, including two women.
The syndicate used two information technology companies and a computer programming firm as fronts to escape detection.
“The syndicate offered services to develop websites containing various online games and applications,” she said in a statement.
Police confiscated 30 laptops, nine computers, 47 mobile phones and a passport in the raid on Feb 28.
The suspects were remanded for four days and the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code, the Immigration Act 1959/63 and the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.