Malaysia police arrest 31 people for illegal betting during World Cup

Kuala Lumpur: Raids by the Malaysian police have led to the arrest of 31 people for alleged involvement in illegal betting on the FIFA World Cup.

Police also seized 61,215 ringgit ($19,000) and 5,650 Singapore dollars ($4,500), believed to be bets, from the suspects during the raids in several areas in the southern state of Johor, authorities said Friday, reports Xinhua.

Police said similar operations against illegal gambling activities would continue for the duration of the World Cup.

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