Warehouse said to be used for storing gambing machines found to contain used furniture

Teoh Pei Ying and Nurul Hidayah Bahaudin

SUNGAI BULOH: Police today denied a viral photo which claimed that a warehouse in Jalan Welfare here was used for storing gambling machines. Sungai Buloh district police chief Superintendent S.Somu said police received information on the photo at 11pm yesterday. “A team from district Criminal Investigation Department was deployed to check the warehouse. We managed to trace the warehouse located at Jalan Kampung Baru, Sungai Buloh, at 8am “The warehouse was locked and inspection revealed that it was used to store used furniture such as chairs and air-conditioners” he told reporters at the warehouse today. Somu said no gambling machines were found in the warehouse, as claimed in the viral photo. “Interviews with the local residents revealed several men went to the warehouse every three months. They were believed to send furniture here. “We are tracing the owner to facilitate in our investigation,” he said. He thanked the member of public who had channeled information on gambling activities in the district, but reminded them that the information needed to be accurate. “If possible, give us details when you share the information, such as the address or the latest photo of the premises. “For example, in the photo that was received on the warehouse, the address given was not accurate.” On separate matter, Somu said police had handed over the 260 simulator gambling machines which were found at another warehouse in Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh on Monday to the Customs Department for further action. Acting on Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) Facebook post, police found the dusty and old simulators at a store in Kampung Baru here.

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