Duo nabbed twice within four days in gambling raids

PHOTO: The Straits Times

KOTA TINGGI - Two men were nabbed twice within four days for operating two gambling outlets here.

Police, acting on a tip-off, had raided a shophouse used as a gambling den on Dec 14.

The men, aged 21 and 47, were arrested. Policemen also seized various gambling-rela­ted equipment.

They were detained for questioning and released on bail the next day.

On Dec 17, the police raided another shophouse at Jalan Warisan here after receiving a tip-off.

In the surprise raid, they arrested seven men, aged between 20 and 47 years. Among the seven were the two arrested during the first raid.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Rahmat Othman said the seven suspects were released on bail on Dec 18 after being questioned.

In a third case, four suspects, including a woman, aged between 16 and 34 years, were arrested on Dec 21 when police raided a house at Block 8, Felda Papan Timur, Bandar Penawar here, which had been turned into an online gambling outlet.