'Kelong King' Dan Tan released

Alleged leader of match-fixing syndicate let out in Dec after six years of detention without trial

Singaporean Dan Tan Seet Eng, who had been detained without trial since October 2013 for allegedly running an international football match-fixing syndicate, was released last month.

Once named by Interpol as "the leader of the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate", Tan, 55, was kept behind bars for more than six years under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for his alleged rigging of football matches in Europe, Africa and Turkey.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline ''Kelong King' released'. Print Edition | Subscribe