Undated handout photo of undated photo of betting records and cash that were seized in Singapore during an operation targeting illegal soccer gambling in Asia during the World Cup
Interpol released this undated photo which shows betting records and cash seized in Singapore during an operation targeting illegal soccer gambling in Asia during the World Cup in 2010.REUTERS

Malaysian police have crippled an online illegal online gambling syndicate that was offering bets on the ongoing UEFA Euro 2016 championship that is currently taking place in France. The syndicate was operating from a house in a suburb in Johor Baru, the capital of Johor, the southern state of Malaysia.

The house was raided in the early hours of Sunday 3 July morning following a tip-off, the Criminal Investigations Department Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Kamarul Zaman Mamat said.

"We nabbed a 43-year-old local man in the raid," Kamarul Zaman said in a statement. The syndicate had accepted bets totalling almost RM21m (£4m) on Euro 2016. It had also offered credit limits of between RM2m and RM10m to its customers.

Two computers, four monitors, a mobile phone, a calculator, three telephone bills and 17 sheets of betting papers were seized from the house, police said.