Singaporeans nabbed in Malaysia – Multi million ringgit syndicate

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JOHOR BAHARU, June 19, 2012: Several illegal betting syndicates involving in Euro football match and horse racing wagers with bets valued at RM14 million had been crippled by the police following four raids around the city since last Thursday.

State police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said 10 male suspects, including two Singaporeans, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in bookie activities based on information received from the public.

In the first raid at Taman Scientex near Pasir Gudang, here, last Thursday, he said a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in betting activities on the Euro football matches with wagers valued at RM1.5 million in a week.

In the second raid at Taman Johor Jaya last Friday, six men aged between 37 and 51 who were believed to be involved in the same illegal activity were arrested.

“In the third raid around 6 pm on an apartment at Jalan Datuk Abdullah Tahir, two days ago, two 30-year-old Singaporeans were nabbed for Euro football match and horse racing betting activity involving wagers worth RM10 million,” he told reporters, here yesterday.

Meanwhile, in the fourth raid on a house at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah at about 4am yesterday, a 44-year-old man believed to be involved in the Euro football match bets with wagers valued at RM900,000 in a week was arrested.

Mohd Mokhtar said some cash, computers, modems, calculators, handphones, printers, monitors and related tools used for the betting were seized.

One of the suspects in the second raid was identified to have three previous criminal records of housebreakings and gambling, he said. — Bernama