Lights out for five Kuching premises used for illegal gambling

Sesco personnel together with the police cutting off electricity supply to a premises.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Sept 1: Five premises had their electric supply were cut off during Ops Bersepadu Operation here this morning for facilitating illegal gambling.

Police Crime Investigation Department personnel together with officers from Sarawak Energy Berhad started the operation at 9.30am.

“The operation was conducted on premises conducting illegal gambling activities,” acting Kuching District Police Chief Supt Merbin Lisa disclosed in the press statement.

According to Merbin, the police can request for electric supply to be severed for premises which were involved in gambling activities under Section 21A of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

“We also urged the public not to involve themselves in illegal gambling activities as the police will charge the operators under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and also the Prevention of Crime Act 1959,” Merbin added.

He also revealed the police had raided three premises used for gambling between Aug 29-31.

“All the suspects were remanded and further investigation will be held,” Merbin added. — DayakDaily