37 nabbed in blitz on Labuan cyber cafes


LABUAN: Thirty-four men and three women were arrested by the police on Friday on suspicion of involvement in illegal gaming activity at nine cyber cafes here.

Labuan district police chief Superintendent Adzhar Othman yesterday said that some cyber cafes here had taken advantage of the hectic election campaign period to operate illegal gaming activities in their premises.

“During the raids on those nine premises, the police confiscated cash money amounting to RM1,754 and 40 units of computer,” he said, adding that six police officers and 20 personnel were involved in the operation.

Meanwhile, he disclosed that the crime index for the island from early January till April 30 this year had shown a reduction of 14.44 percent.

“Last year, the reported crime index is 90 cases compared to 77 cases for this year for the same period. The figures show that Labuan had surpassed the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of 5 percent crime reduction that had been set by the police.

Adzhar also revealed that during the campaign for the 13th general election, the police had received 10 complaints from political parties and investigation had been carried out for the first eight complaints.

“Most of the complaints lodged were about the party’s posters used in their campaign being vandalised,” he said, while advising the members of public not to commit such acts as it was against the law, during polling on Sunday (today).