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JOHOR BARU: Two Singaporean bookies were believed to have raked in about RM10 million a week accepting bets on the Euro 2012 football championship, four-digit numbers game and horse racing.
The duo, both 30, had international links, and had been operating from an apartment in Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir here.
They were nabbed on Saturday evening after several days of surveillance.
State police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff said the duo handled bets of about RM10 million a week. Of that amount, RM6 million was on football and RM2 million each on horse racing and numbers game.
The punters were locals and foreigners, with most of them placing bets online.
Police seized 23 betting slips for Euro 2012 and 88 slips for 4D bets. They also seized two laptops, six computer monitors, two computer central processing units, four telephones, two recorders, four wireless routers, four handphones and a printer.
The duo were among 10 suspects who were nabbed in the past week for illegal gambling.
In a raid on a house in Pasir Gudang on Thursday, police nabbed a 36-year-old man, also for accepting bets on Euro 2012. The suspect accepted bets up to RM1.5 million.
In another raid on a house in Taman Johor Jaya last Friday, police arrested three men, aged between 37 and 51, also for accepting bets on Euro 2012.
On Sunday, police raided a house in Taman Tun Aminah here and arrested a 44 year-old man, who was accepting bets for the Germany-Denmark and Portugal-Holland matches.
All 10 suspects have been remanded until tomorrow for investigations under Section 4A(a) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953, which carries a fine of between RM20,000 and RM200,000 and a jail term of up to five years upon conviction.
The Singaporean duo are also being investigated for abusing their social visit passes.