Il­le­gal gam­ing out­let with catchy tagline busted

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AN il­le­gal gam­bling den used the tagline “Ev­ery­one Can Win” to lure cus­tomers into its out­let, Kwong Wah Yit Poh re­ported.

Po­lice un­cov­ered the tac­tic dur­ing a re­cent raid at the out­let, which had been op­er­at­ing for just two days.

The op­er­a­tor had put up a no­tice stat­ing that the out­let would hold a “spe­cial bonus” ses­sion once every fort­night with prizes such as a 40in tele­vi­sion.

The daily also re­ported that the out­let did not put up any sign­board but the op­er­a­tor had in­stalled sever- al CCTV cam­eras at the en­trance.

Se­lan­gor anti-vice, gang­ster­ism and gam­bling di­vi­sion chief Asst Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said four Bangladeshi work­ers, 39 lo­cals and three for­eign­ers were ar­rested dur­ing the raid on Wed­nes­day.

“This is one of the 12 il­le­gal gam­bling cen­tres we raided in Subang Jaya and Pu­chong ar­eas,” he said, adding that sev­eral gam­ing ma­chines were also seized.

> The owner of Durian Sta­tion in SS2 has re­futed claims that a cus- tomer was charged RM5,760 for a box of Raja Kun­yit duri­ans.

Sev­eral pho­to­graphs show­ing five duri­ans on a scale, a plas­tic box of durian pulp and a re­ceipt show­ing the amount have been cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia re­cently.

When con­tacted by Sin Chew Daily, out­let owner Li Zhi Gang claimed that some­one wanted to put his stall in a bad light.

He claimed that the per­son who posted the pho­to­graphs and the cus­tomer who made the pay­ment via credit card were “two dif­fer­ent per­sons”.

Li said he re­mem­bered that the re­ceipt was is­sued to a cus­tomer who came with a group of friends.

“I have no idea how the per­son got the re­ceipt but it was not for a box of duri­ans.

“No cus­tomer will pay more than RM5,000 for a box of duri­ans. Fur­ther­more, the trans­ac­tion was made about three months ago,” he said.

Li said Raja Kun­yit, or Mao Shan Wang, was sold at about RM93 per kilo.

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