Johor police arrest 156 individuals under Ops Limau
Last Update: 27/01/2019
JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 27 (Bernama) – Police have detained 156 individuals in the state for being involved in gambling, gangsterism and prostitution activities under Ops Limau from Jan 15 to yesterday.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the suspects comprised locals and foreigners aged between 21 and 69.
"From the 156 individuals, 100 were picked up for being involved in online gambling, gambling in public places, gambling inside buildings as well as operating as bookies,” he told reporters after witnessing the handing over of duties for the new Johor CID chief here today.
Mohd Khalil said apart from the arrests, police also confiscated cash amounting to RM31, 554 and gambling equipment including 115 mobile phones, 19 chairs, five tables, 100 packs of cards, 212 chips of various colours as well as 408 mahjong pieces.
He said 10 men also detained, believed to be involved in gangsterism while 46 women were nabbed for being involved in prostitution.
The handover of duties ceremony saw deputy CID chief (Intelligence/Operation) SAC Md Yusuf Ahmad, 58, appointed as Johor CID chief to replace SAC Kamaluddin Kassim who was transferred to Melaka as state deputy police chief.