Police conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations and arrested 36 people suspected of providing unlawful remote gambling services.
Singapore.- Police have arrested 36 in a series of raids targetting an illegal gambling operation with multiple locations.
According to officers, those arrested were operating illegal gambling and an unlicensed moneylending syndicate. Those arrested are aged between 26 and 63, including one woman.
During the raid, police seized gambling-related documents, computers, mobile phones, pre-paid cards and cash amounting to more than SGD$770,000 (US$572,600).
According to Channel News Asia, if found guilty the accused could face a fine of up to SGD$5,000 and up to six months in prison.
In April, three people were sentenced to prison for three months in Singapore for violating the country’s Remote Gambling Act. Benjamin Ong Jia Wei, Serene Chan Li Shan, and Desmond Low Weimin were also ordered to pay a fine of S$20,000.
After continuously losing in poker, the group of friends decided to open their own club through an online mobile app. Low registered the club under the name of Pokerrr2 and went online in 2018. The app operated for six months, from June to December 2019 and was used by 60-70 players.