Suspected “top-up” agent for illegal online gambling nabbed in Bau

The 23-year-old suspect (left) is being interviewed by the police at the premises in Bau.

KUCHING, Aug 6: A 23-year-old man from Kampung Siniawan in Bau was arrested on suspicion of running as a “top-up” agent for an illegal online gambling.

Bau district police chief DSP Poge Nyaon in a statement today said the suspect was arrested during the “Op Dadu” conducted by a team of police from the D7 branch at 3.21 pm, yesterday.

“A team of police from the D7 branch conducted a raid on a business premises at Siniawan Central in Bau, during “Op Dadu” based on intelligence gathered, and arrested the man, who is suspected of running as a “top-up” agent for an illegal online gambling,” he said.

Poge noted that among the items confiscated from the suspect is a unit of mobile phone, together with a sum of cash and he has no previous record.

Among the items confiscated from the suspect.

He added the case is being investigated under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, which provides for a fine of between RM5,000 and RM50,000, and imprisonment for up to three years, if convicted.


On the same note, a 17-year-old Indonesian girl was also arrested for allegedly running an illegal online gambling in Bau.

According to Poge, the suspect, who is from Singkawang, Indonesia, was arrested during a raid conducted by a team of police from the D7 branch at a business premises in Siniawan Villa in Bau, at 4pm, yesterday.

“Among the items confiscated from the suspect are three units of mobile phone, a blue-colour exercise book containing a note believed to be used for online gambling purposes, and undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect also has no previous record,” he said.

Poge said the case is being investigated under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, and Section 6(1)(C) and Section 15(1)(C) of the Immigration Act 1959/63. –DayakDaily.