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Omar Mammah

KOTA KINABALU: Police have gambling/021450612018.html">detained 60 people for organising illegal gambling during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Sabah Commissioner of Police Datuk Omar Mammah said police also seized about RM71,000 during the operation, dubbed Ops Limau, which began on February 1.

“Ops Limau saw 15 raids being carried out throughout the state in an effort to curb illegal gambling from taking place, especially during festive celebration.

“Organising gambling activity without a permit can land the organiser in jail and fine under Section 4B of the Common Gaming House 1953, while those involved in the illegal activity can be charged under Section 4(1) of the Common Gaming House 1953,” he said.

Meanwhile, Omar said in the first two months of this year, police had arrested 181 people in 88 raids and seized RM53,455 in cash for illegal gambling activities.

“In 2018, police carried out 799 raids and seized up to RM718,000 in cash, while only 604 raids were conducted in 2017,” he said.

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