KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested five men in a raid on a residential complex in Seputeh that was believed to be used as a call center for online gambling.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar said a team from Brickfields’ CID and city police raided the premises around 5.15pm on Thursday, Jan. 21.

“We arrested five men between the ages of 25 and 40 and confiscated four cell phones, six computer monitors, three central processing units, three keyboards, three mice, an access card and two modems.

“Our reviews have shown that the device has been used as a location for online gambling activities for customers in Korea,” he said in a statement on Friday (Jan. 22).

He said the syndicate used Telegram instant messaging service to conduct its operations.

“We classified the case under Section 4 (1) (g) of the Common Gaming Houses Act of 1953 to announce that a location will be opened, stored, or used as a common gaming house.

“We will send all suspects back to help with further investigations,” he said, urging the public not to engage in such activities.

Anyone with information can call the Brickfields Police Hotline at 03-2297 9222, the City Police Hotline at 03-2115 9999 or go to the nearest police station.