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Police nab 15 suspects from illegal football betting syndicate

Published on Jul 11, 2014 11:39 AM
 
Police arrested 12 men and three women suspected of being involved with illegal bookmaking activities on Thursday, July 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Police arrested 12 men and three women suspected of being involved with illegal bookmaking activities on Thursday.

At about 4am, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Police Intelligence Department conducted islandwide operations at various locations, including Tampines, Lorong Salleh, Bukit Batok, Hougang, Aljunied, Punggol, Pine Close, Bartley, Bedok and Anchorvale.

They arrested 15 suspects aged between 26 and 61, and seized about $860,000 in cash, betting records and computers, mobile phones, laptops and documents.

The suspects are believed to have received football bets amounting to an estimated S$880,000 in the past three weeks alone, said the Police in a statement on Friday. Investigations are ongoing.

 
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