Indonesian Police Arrests Illegal Gambling Website Operators


Posted: September 19, 2012

Updated: October 4, 2017

Indonesian police in Jakarta arrested two men, suspecting them with running illegal football betting sites.

Detectives have arrested two men for allegedly gambling and for operating an online gambling website, the Jakarta Porst reports the Indonesian gambling news.

Jakarta Police flying squad chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Herry Heryawan said on Monday: “We arrested two suspects, Fran Diko, known as Asen, and Joeng Hock, alias Apen, on Sept. 14 in Tambora, West Jakarta.”

Herry said that the men were online gamblers and also operated an online football (soccer) gambling website for over a year, breaking the Indonesian gambling laws.

Gamblers were required to open accounts on the websites that offered Internet betting in Indonesia, and transfer money to the suspects’ bank accounts to begin wagering.

The police also took several items into evidence, including three laptops, four BCA bank account books, one OCBC NISP bank account book, two ATM cards and three cellular phones.

Herry added: “The two are charged with Article 303 of the Criminal Code on gambling.” If convicted, the two men may face long years of prison sentence.

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