The Banten Regional Police managed to uncover 10 online gambling cases spread across the province including Tangerang, Cilegon, Serang, Pandeglang, and Lebak. The disclosed gambling case are lottery and card gambling games.

Head of Public Relations of the Banten Police, Commissioner Shinto Bina Gunawan Silitonga, said that of the 10 online gambling cases, two of them were revealed by the Director of General Criminal Investigation of Banten Police, three cases from the Tangerang Police, and one case each by the Cilegon Police, Pandeglang Police, Serang City Police, Lebak Police, and Serang Police.

“The order of the Banten Police Chief, Inspector General Rudi Heriyanto, is to eradicate all forms of gambling, both online and conventional,” explained the Head of Public Relations of the Banten Police.

The total evidence confiscated by officers in this disclosure were 20 mobile phones used to access online gambling websites and recap gambling numbers, a total money of Rp83 million, 3 ATM cards, 1 passbook and dozens of recap coupons.

The Head of Public Relations of the Banten Police, said that these gambling cases that they revealed were dominated by online gambling.

The suspects will be charged with Article 303 of the Criminal Code on Gambling and was threatened with a maximum imprisonment of 10 years.

The Head of Public Relations of the Banten Police provides a hotline for gambling information complaints that can be contacted by Banten people. They can contact the operator of the Bantas Gambling Post Ditreskrimum Polda Banten at 081818865231 and the identity of the reporter will be protected.

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