SG-M’sia Police Smash Betting Ring: 43 Arrested, S$14M Seized

Singapore-Malaysia Police Bust Betting Ring: 43 Arrested, S$14M Seized
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  1. 43 arrests in joint Singapore-Malaysia operation against illegal betting.
  2. Substantial seizures include more than S$10.7 million worth of property and nearly S$4 million in assets.
  3. Enforcement action highlights the severity of cross-border unlawful betting crimes.

In a major crackdown, dozens of individuals were caught for their illegal betting activities.

Singapore and Malaysia Police Crack Down on Illegal Betting

The Singapore Police Force reports on a big operation against illegal gambling.

41 men and 2 women, between 34 and 82, were arrested during the police action.

Properties and assets, including cash and luxury items, were taken from the accused.

Charges will be made under the Gambling Control Act 2022 as the operation ends.

Important representatives from both Singapore and Malaysia police spoke on this matter.

Here are some key points to note:

  • Joint efforts led to a big disruption of illegal betting networks.
  • Electronic devices and gambling items were taken.
  • Close teamwork between SPF and RMP shows the regional commitment against such crimes.

Serious Consequences for Unlawful Betting Offences

According to Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Zhang Weihan, “The Police take a serious view against all forms of illegal betting activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action, and prosecute those involved to the fullest extent of the law.”

Penalties include big fines up to S$200,000 and jail time for up to 5 years.

Eight men and one woman are ready to face charges on 2 July 2024.

Officials aim to send a clear message about the results of illegal gambling.

Take a look at this quick table for a clear overview:

Age Range of AccusedValue of Seized Assets
Youngest: 34 Years OldMore than S$10.7 Million (Properties)
Oldest: 82 Years OldNearly S$4 Million (Cash and Luxury Items)

The Impact of Cross-border Crime on Society

Cross-border criminal activities pose a high risk to public order and safety.

The recent operation shows the determination to protect societies from such threats.

Ongoing teamwork remains key in the fight against organised crime groups.

This joint effort shows the strong commitment to stopping cross-border unlawful betting.

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