Police destroy illegal gaming machines worth RM4.5 million

    Over 3,197 gambling machines seized in raids over the last 3 years have been destroyed by Penang police, according to a report from Malay Online.

    Penang police chief Datuk A.Thaiveegan said that the machines were seized from 514 premises from raids first dating back to 2015 – with 988 people detained since then.

    “In the same period, 307 cases were charged in court and cash related to gambling activities totalling RM151,041 (US$38,687) were seized. All case items were destroyed following an instruction received from the court after its hearings,” said the police chief to local reporters.