By: Mac Grimes
KOTA KINABALU: State police rounded up 115 individuals here including 25 women linked to gambling vices in operations dubbed ‘Op Limau’ 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.
“They were found to be involved in chinese dominoes, mahjong, playing cards and cock fighting betting activities.
“A total of 116 compounds were also issued for violating the Covid-19 preventive Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the government,” 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.
“Police are heightening intelligence to further eliminate all criminal activities and illegal operations that go against the SOP,” 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.