GEORGE TOWN, (June 19) — Penang police detained 12 suspects, including a woman, believed to be involved in 2014 World Cup illegal football betting from June 13 till Wednesday.
Penang Deputy Police Chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the suspects, aged between 28 and 60, were involved in accepting bets ranging from RM100 to RM2,000, for World Cup matches.
“Some punters placed their bets online, hand phones or dealt directly with the bookies,” he told reporters here today.
Thaiveegan said raids were carried out at 11 cafe, coffee shops and residential premises in Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Batu Maung and Sungai Nibong.
He said RM8,971 cash, match fixtures, a lap top computer, two iPad, 19 betting slips and 10 hand phones were seized during the raids.
Thaiveegan said seven special task force teams headed by state CID chief SAC Mazlan Kesah was set up under ‘Ops Soga’ to tackle illegal betting for the World Cup.
He urged anyone with information of illegal football betting, to come forward and assist the police by providing information.– BERNAMA