Authorities bust gambling den housed in bridal shop

Azahar Hashim

KULIM: The Kulim district office busted an online gambling den operating at a closed bridal shop in Bandar Putra here.

A total of 14 computers and three simulator machines were seized from the shop at 10am this morning.

Kulim district officer Mohamed Che Nai said the raid was jointly conducted with the district police following public complaints.

“The perpetrator did not take down the bridal shop signboard outside the shop in a bid to hide their illegal activities,” he told reporters at a press conference here today.

He added several customers who were inside the premise during the raid ran helter-skelter to avoid the authorities.

Mohamed said two workers manning the shop, aged 20 and 27, were detained by police to facilitate investigations.

“We believed that the premise has been operating for the past three months,” he said.