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Seized Chips Were for Illegal Casino

1 March 2005

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- As reported by the New Strait Times: "Police believe that an illegal gambling syndicate busted last week may have intended to use gambling chips, found in an apartment in Cheras, to open an illegal casino here.

"The 2,690 chips, bearing denominations of RM25 to RM10,000, have a total face value of about RM8 million, and were found in the apartment on the sixth floor of Plaza 393 City Apartments last Saturday.

"A 44-year-old man involved in an illegal football betting syndicate was detained in the raid where 75 betting slips, a laptop, one facsimile machine, five handphones, 48 decks of playing cards and two playing card dealing machines were also seized.

"City Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner II Aziz Bulat said they believed the confiscated chips originated from a casino closed down in a neighbouring country..."

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