Op Limau sees the arrests of gamblers by the hundreds

By: Mac Grimes

KOTA KINABALU: State police rounded up 115 individuals here including 25 women linked to gambling vices in operations dubbed โ€˜Op Limauโ€™ during this Lunar New Year.

Wrapping up on the crackdown yesterday Sabah Police Commissioner, Datuk Hazani Ghazali, said the suspects aged 20 to 80-years were taken in following 18 separate raids across the state since Feb 1.

โ€œThey were found to be involved in chinese dominoes, mahjong, playing cards and cock fighting betting activities.

โ€œA total of 116 compounds were also issued for violating the Covid-19 preventive Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the government,โ€ he said in a statement today.

Hazani added that a total RM 1,260 in cash were seized from six raids along with multiple gambling paraphernalia worth RM 117,674.

โ€œPolice are heightening intelligence to further eliminate all criminal activities and illegal operations that go against the SOP,โ€ he said.

The public with information regarding suspected vices are highly encouraged to channel to the Kepayan Police Contingent 088-318555 Hazani said promising full confidentiality.

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