Singapore: 5 investigated for illegal betting on horses

Police carried out a raid in Whampoa Drive on Saturday.
Police carried out a raid in Whampoa Drive on Saturday.

According to police, three of those who are being investigated worked as illegal bookmakers.

Singapore.- Police in Singapore are investigating five people for alleged involvement in illegal horse betting. Those being investigated are aged between 64 to 86 years old and were detected when police carried out a raid on Whampoa Drive on March 12. During the operation, police seized more than $3,000 in cash.

According to local media reports, three of the men are suspected of being illegal bookmakers while the other two were placing bets. Those caught betting on bookmakers could be fined up to $5,000 or jailed for up to six months, or both, police warned. Gambling is punishable by fines ranging from $20,000 to $200,000 and up to five years in prison.

Last week, police reported that they were investigating 12 people for suspected involvement in illegal gambling following a series of raids carried out between February 26 and March 9. The eleven men and one woman are aged between 34 and 80.

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