Gambling: Sabah Police Arrest 115
Posted on: Tuesday February 16, 2021
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah police arrested 115 people for various gambling activities in multiple raids across the state in connection with the Chinese New Year celebrations. The police carried out 18 raids at the “Ops Limau” from February 1 to Sunday. State Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali (Image) The police arrested 93 people in 12 raids for gambling offenses and confiscated items worth 117,674 RM.
It was learned that those arrested were playing Chinese games such as Pai Kaw and Mahjong, as well as playing cards. “The police also carried out six raids on gambling activities with cockfighting and captured 22 people. Cash in the amount of RM 1,268 was also confiscated during these raids. All those arrested (in ‘Ops Limau’) were also reassembled for violating the Standard Operating Instructions (SOPs), ”Hazani said on Monday. The perpetrators included 25 women between the ages of 29 and 80 and 90 men between the ages of 20 and 77.
According to Hazani, police conducted SOP compliance observations from February 11-14, with 116 people being issued links for non-compliance with the SOP. “Sabah Police are well informed of the many business activities that the government has allowed, as announced by the National Security Council. “Therefore, we will continue to intensify our efforts to ensure that all citizens of Sabah adhere to the government’s SOPs and do not disregard efforts to break the Covid-19 chain. This has been a repeated warning since last year, ”he said. At the same time, Hazani also stressed that the Sabah police will continue to step up information and intelligence gathering for crimes related to gambling, entertainment centers and all forms of SOP violations.