Malaysia police pull the plug on China-based online gambling syndicate; 54 arrested The Straits Times · April 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm Malaysian police have shut down a China-based online gambling call centre that had been operating in a residential area in Serdang, a town in Selangor. The raid on Friday (April 17) afternoon was led by the police headquarters’ Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice Division. A total of 54 people were arrested when police raided three addresses in the residential area in Jalan Amanria 2, a housing estate. “Inspections showed that the syndicate was suspected of handling, managing and promoting gambling activities online. The syndicate promoted the games to their customers/victims from China via WeChat,” said Criminal Investigation Division director Datuk Huzir Mohamed in a statement.