Johor police arrest 10 suspected bookies for Qatar World Cup

Johor Baru, Nov 25 – Johor police have arrested 10 locals suspected of involvement in football gambling activities in conjunction with the World Cup Qatar 2022 through Op Soga IX in the state from Monday to tomorrow.

State police chief Datuk Kamrul Zaman Mamat said the suspects, aged between 22 and 43, were believed to be football bookies.

He added that the value of betting limit credits has exceeded RM1 million so far.

“Police seized RM9,730 in cash and 10 handsets of different brands as well as SIM cards and a memo notepad containing suspected betting on the World Cup Qatar 2022 football tournament,” he said in a statement today.

“All the suspects are being taken on remand for between two to four days from today.

“The matter is being investigated under Section 6(3) of the Betting Act 1953, which provides for a fine of not more than RM200,000 and imprisonment of not more than five years,” he said in a statement today.

Along with this, all of them were also investigated under Section 6(1) and Section 4(1)(d) of the Betting Act 1953.

“The success of this operation is largely the result of intelligence conducted by the Johor Police as well as complaints and information received from the public.

Kamrul Zaman also called on all parties to send information related to gambling activities to the nearest police station or the Johor Police Operations Room at 07-221 2999 or 07-225 4677. – Bernama

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