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Alleged match-fixing ringleader Dan Tan believed to be held on detention order

Published on Oct 2, 2013 6:00 PM
 
Dan Tan, the suspected ringleader of a football match-fixing syndicate, will not be getting out of jail anytime soon. -- PHOTO: UNKNOWN

Dan Tan, the suspected ringleader of a football match-fixing syndicate, will not be getting out of jail anytime soon.

The 48-year-old Singaporean is believed to be among four alleged members of the syndicate who have been issued detention orders on Wednesday under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, which allows for them to be held by the police without trial. A fifth suspect has been issued a police supervision order in lieu of prison detention.

All five were among 14 suspects arrested on suspicion of being part of a global football match-fixing operation, during a raid conducted by the police and anti-graft officers on Sept 17.

The Home Affairs Ministry, without naming the five, confirmed in a statement earlier that detention orders were issued to four persons and a police supervision order given to one. The ministry also said that the remaining nine suspects - believed to include Tan's wife from China - are being investigated for corruption and have been released on bail.

 
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