Recently, the police raided a call center in Sabah, where 23 Chinese citizens were involved in international online gambling. The betting was operated from the three units of the condominium in Bundusan.
Datuk Zaini Jass, the state deputy police commissioner, said that the police busted the call center, which was operated from the rented apartment in the evening. He said that several officers from the Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) had conducted this raid.
He continued that 23 Chinese suspects were arrested, out of which 4 were women of age between 19 and 27. Out of 23, 17 suspects have their passports. They were working from that flat, which was on rent since early November, and they had started the call center a few days before the raid.
The police have not yet found the leader behind the call center. Zaini said that they have Chinese nationals as their clients, and all the transfers were made directly to the banks in China. They did not get any physical cash. Some persons were taking care of the transactions undertaken place in gambling via laptops and mobile phones.
The police captured 25 laptops and chargers, 23 mouse, 16 keyboards, four routers, and 55 mobile phones as well as five money transfer devices to handle the transactions. The suspects were on remand, and their case is deeply investigated under Section 4 (1)(c) of Betting Act 1953 as well as Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.