Malaysian law enforcement authorities have busted a gambling ring that offered winners the chance to win a car. Police raided the premises at 6:30pm local time in Taman Seri Rampai and the two-hour operation uncovered nine gambling dens with 43 customers detained. Upon questioning they discovered the perpetrators offering the prize of a Proton Saga as part of the prize draw.
291 electronic slot machines confiscated and around RM 3,000 in cash seized. It’s thought that more money couldn’t be seized as runners collected money on an hourly basis and delivered it to banks.
It’s reported by The Star that the police have struggled to contain these gambling dens as surveillance systems and high-end security makes it very hard to spring surprise raids on premises.
Upon questioning they discovered the perpetrators offering the prize of a Proton Saga as part of the prize draw. To all those non-car buffs out there, the Saga isn’t one for the ages. 1985 was the year that the first generation was produced and it has gone on to great things with its four-door saloon and five-door hatchback setup. The perfect car for the…budding family man. Offering the car was used to attract customers away from the competition begging the questions as to what exactly it was that the opposition was offering. We’re guessing it was one of those old Skoda’s that looked like an upside down skip.
It’s been some time since those heady days of 2010 when the Malaysia 5-0 would aim for as many raids that were humanly possible (last record 373 in two months). The Hong Kong police meanwhile are just waiting until the next World Cup comes around in 2014 and they can start trying to set the record for a single raid. Raids starting up again show that the law enforcers are getting tougher with the perpetrators and could be turning the tables in the battle against gambling dens.