Police, together with the Ministry of Communications of Indonesia and Information, froze at least 1,229 bank accounts and blocked 10,065 gambling sites. Data is presented for 2023.
The police’s proactive measures in blocking over 10,000 online gambling sites underscore their commitment to maintaining a secure and regulated online environment. This strategic move is part of a broader initiative to address the challenges. As well as posed by unauthorized online gambling platforms and protect users from potential risks associated with such operations.
The success in blocking a substantial number of online gambling sites in 2023 highlights the authorities’ vigilance. As well as adaptability in tackling emerging threats in the digital landscape. By staying ahead of the curve, law enforcement aims to create a safer online ecosystem, mitigating the impact of illegal gambling activities on individuals and society.
The police further described cases in Bali, Riau and Jakarta:
- In Bali, 8 websites were blocked, 46 suspects were arrested and 19 bank accounts worth $9.7 million were frozen;
- In Riau, police managed to shut down 2 sites and catch one suspect who owned assets worth US$3.7 million;
- In Jakarta, 12 suspects were detained and 20 accounts with assets worth US$384,000 were frozen.
Let us remember that the dominant religion in Indonesia is Islam. Accordingly, any type of gambling, including lotteries, is unacceptable.