Police in Woodlands, Singapore, are investigating 13 people suspected of being involved in illegal horseracing betting activities.
Singapore.- Police are investigating 13 people accused of illegal horseracing betting activities.
According to local media reports, police carried on two enforcement operations in which they seized two mobile phones, money and betting paraphernalia. Officers also say that those under investigation breached social distancing measures.
Anyone who bets with a bookmaker in Singapore can be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to six months. Those who don’t comply with social distancing rules may be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $10,000.
In June, police arrested 36 people in a series of raids targetting an illegal gambling operation.
According to officers, those arrested were operating illegal gambling and an unlicensed moneylending syndicate. Police seized gambling-related documents, computers, mobile phones, pre-paid cards and cash amounting to more than SGD$770,000 (US$572,600).