Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
News
 

S'pore Police to send officers to Interpol to join global effort against match-fixing

Published on Feb 8, 2013 8:39 PM
 
Assistant director of media relations of Singapore Police Force (SPF), superintendent Ho Yenn Dar (left),  listens to questions from journalists on the international match-fixing scam at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore on Feb 6, 2013. SPF is working with Interpol following revelations that Singapore-linked networks rigged or tried to rig 680 football matches worldwide. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

THE Singapore Police Force (SPF) is working with Interpol following revelations that Singapore-linked networks rigged or tried to rig 680 football matches worldwide.

In a statement issued on Friday, the SPF said: "As evidence of alleged match-fixing needs to be further developed in order for our law enforcement agencies to take concrete follow-up actions against the alleged suspects, the Singapore Police Force will send our officers to Interpol to assist in the current investigations and join the global fight against match-fixing and illegal betting in football.

"Singapore remains highly committed in the fight against match-fixing, and other trans-national crimes. If evidence of such crimes exist, the Police will pursue the case vigorously with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice."

On Monday, Europol said some 380 of the games were in Europe, and included Champions League ties, World Cup and European Champions qualifiers, and top-flight fixtures from around the continent, linking the conspiracy to ringleaders in Singapore.