Playing – 9 suspects underneath investigation for helping in unlawful distant playing, Singapore Information & Prime Tales
SINGAPORE – 9 suspects, seven of whom have been arrested, are being investigated over their involvement in unlawful distant playing actions.
Greater than $170,000 in cash was seized throughout an operation on Dec 9 and 10 by the Felony Investigation Division.
The suspects, 4 ladies and 5 males aged between 43 and 75, are believed to have been appearing as brokers for distant playing actions, stated the police in a press release on Monday (Dec 14).
Distant playing refers to unlawful bets on occasions corresponding to horse races positioned via unofficial betting channels, often performed via smartphones.
These convicted of helping in offering illegal distant playing companies are chargeable for a superb of between $20,000 and $200,000, imprisonment of as much as 5 years, or each.
Organising, managing or supervising distant playing carries the identical penalties.
The police stated that they are going to proceed to clamp down on felony actions, together with distant playing, and that these discovered participating in illicit actions shall be handled sternly in accordance with the regulation.