More illegal football betting rings busted

More illegal football betting rings busted

ALOR SETAR, Malaysia - More illegal football betting syndicates have been busted by the police as the World Cup tournament enters its second week.

Kedah police nabbed two men believed to be bookies in two separate raids during Ops Soga here.

In the first raid, police arrested a male in his 20s from Pahang at a business outlet in Seberang Jalan Putra at about 10.10am on Saturday.

Deputy Kedah police chief Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Zaleha Abdul Rahman said they seized a laptop, a WiFi modem and a few betting slips.

"We also seized RM4,549 (S$ 1, 800) cash from the man," she said.

In the second raid in a residential area at about 3.15am yesterday, police arrested another suspect in his 50s.

"We seized a computer set, handphone and a LCD monitor from him.

"Based on our preliminary investigation, the two are from a different syndicate."

DCP Zaleha advised the public to lodge a police report if they have any information on football betting activities in the state.

Just last week, it was reported that 12 people, including a woman, were nabbed for being involved in illegal betting on the ongoing World Cup matches at 11 locations in Penang.

Police managed to seize RM8,971, a computer, two laptops, 10 handphones, two pagers, two iPads and several written materials, including World Cup match schedules containing betting information.

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