Police Dismantle Online Gambling Agent Syndicate
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Investigators at the General Crime Directorate (Tipidum) of the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Agency have arrested an online soccer gambling agent with the initials HS in Cengkareng, Jakarta, last Monday. In one month he gets a turnover of Rp. 1 billion, said the dealer.
“HS has a large turnover. He opened an account on an online soccer gambling site,” said the Director of Criminal Investigation and Criminal Investigation of the National Police Brigadier General Agus Andrianto by telephone, Tuesday (10/1).
Agus said investigators found an account that was thought to belong to HS on a soccer gambling site, sbobet.com. HS was accused of creating new accounts for people who wanted to gamble on the site. HS, said Agus, then collected the money from the bet.
In addition, HS also provides credit for online soccer gambling players based on the request of each gambler. Agus said, HS distributes the money from gambling to the players on the site twice a week, Monday and Thursday.
Investigators suspect that at every deposit of gambling results, HS, who has been in the dark world for two years, takes a 5 percent profit.
Contacted separately, the Head of Sub-Directorate IV of the Directorate of Criminal and Criminal Investigation of the National Police, Senior Commissioner Ferdi Sambo, said that his party was still pursuing other suspects in the case that ensnared HS. According to him, HS is associated with the Singapore network.
“Now we are still doing some deepening,” he said.
Ferdi explained that when he arrested HS the police confiscated a number of evidence, including three BCA bank savings books and five cellphones.
The police will charge HS with article 303 of the Criminal Code and Law 8/2010 on the Eradication of Money Laundering.
The police have repeatedly released prosecution on soccer gambling cases through online sites in Jakarta. Last March, a similar accusation became the reason for the suspect’s determination against JST.
JST who was arrested in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, also controlled soccer gambling on the site sbobet.com. He is said to have a turnover of Rp1 billion per month.