Forty-six suspects are now in custody after police busted an illegal gambling den in Cheras Sunday afternoon.
Among the group were 29 individuals aged between 55 and 90 years old, spending their retirement funds on mahjong, when they should be thinking about their hungry millennial grandchildren, struggling to buy a home, and wondering where their next artisanal coffee is coming from. Jk – YOLO, guys.
Teenage spectators were also found at the raided shop house in Taman Pertama.
In addition to the 29 players, five organizers were taken into custody, along with 12 who were just there to watch grown men cry, as they lose their proverbial shirts, but literal life savings.
One 54-year-old man is said to have rented the shop lo, and turned the venue into a gambling house.
Police confiscated several mahjong tables and tiles, as well as RM25,741 (US$6,500) in cash.
Local Cheras law enforcement added that the first quarter of 2018 will be dedicated to eliminating gambling, and drug abuse, at entertainment outlets.
Since their operations have started, 55 individuals tested positive for drugs, with many claiming they were unaware that they had been spiked with narcotics.
Too bad that’s not a defense, y’all!