The Straits Times
Published on Jan 30, 2013

17 nabbed in illegal gambling den raid


The police have arrested 12 men and five women at an illegal gambling den in Geylang which masqueraded as an association.

They picked up the suspects, aged between 28 and 73, in a five-hour joint-operation with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

The police said that one of the suspects was helping to run the association as an illegal gambling den, while the rest were the den's patrons. Among these patrons, three suspects were also arrested for allegedly entering Singapore illegally and overstaying.

Four mahjong tables, four decks of poker cards and gambling chips were seized as case exhibits. Investigations are ongoing.