Ask South Lampung Residents To Report If They Meet Online Gambling Cases, Police: Threat Of 6 Years In Prison
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South Lampung Police Chief AKBP Yusriandi Yusrin said his party asked the public to report any cases of online or online gambling in the area.

He said that his party continues to disseminate information to residents and make efforts to eradicate the rise of online gambling cases.

"Doing online gambling can be sentenced to imprisonment with a penalty of 6 years in prison and a fine of 1 billion in accordance with Article 45 paragraph 2 of Law No. 19 of 2016," said the Police Chief in Kalida, South Lampung, Wednesday, April 24, quoted by Antara.

According to him, online gambling games can provide a sense of addiction for players if they are carried out continuously.

"There are many online gambling accidents, the first is addiction to online gambling, the financial condition of self and family is getting worse, the relationship between family and others and the destruction of the future of children," he said.

He explained that the development of online gambling practices was increasingly concerning because it claimed the victims of the small people.

He also said the victims of online gambling were the people of the lower class, ranging from housewives, truck drivers, motorcycle taxi drivers, to students or students. Their lives were destroyed because of the gambling entanglement.

To note, earlier on April 18, the central government had formed an integrated task force (task force) to eradicate online gambling.

Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi, said that the formation of the task force aims to solve the online gambling problem more thoroughly by sharpening coordination among the ministries/agencies involved.

"Sedi ini kan secara undang-undang ilegal, jadi penguatan langkah-langkah (pemberantasannya) perlu dilakukan secara efektif," kata Budi di Kantor Kementerian Kominfo, Jakarta Pusat.

Budi Arie Setiadi said that the integrated task force carried out by the central government to eradicate online gambling would use three steps to support its performance.

"So the solution (online gambling) has three terms, comprehensive, integral and holistic to overcome online gambling wars and emergencies," he said.

Budi said the President entrusted the Coordinating Minister for Political, Defense and Security Affairs Hadi Tjahjanto to lead the integrated task force.

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