Singapore: at least 7 arrested for illegal gambling

Officers carried out three raids on alleged illegal gambling operations.
Officers carried out three raids on alleged illegal gambling operations.

Police in Singapore have arrested seven people and are investigating 49 more for alleged involvement in illegal gambling

Singapore.- Authorities have arrested seven people on accusations of illegal gambling following a series of raids in Singapore. Another 49 people are under investigation. Officers carried out three riads, the first resulting in seven arrests.

Those arrested are accused of breaching the Common Gaming Companies Act. A second raid found people allegedly betting on horses and police seized cash, two mobile phones and betting equipment. Some of the people found are being investigated for violating Covid-19 countermeasures and could face up to six months in prison and/or a fine of up to S$10,000.

In September, police arrested seven people for alleged gambling activities related to horse race betting. Officers said that one of those arrested was a bookmaker while a 49-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of having supplied unlawful remote betting services.

In August, police arrested 21 people for alleged gambling activities. A raid was carried out on a commercial unit in Bukit Batok Crescent, where 11 women and 10 men were said to be gambling. Officers said those arrested included a couple who were using the unit as an illegal gambling venue. The other people were arrested for gambling.

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