54-year-old charged over counterfeit casino chips
A Singaporean man, arrested in Malaysia on Thursday, was brought back and charged in court here yesterday over the possession and use of counterfeit casino chips.
Toh Hock Thiam, 54, is believed to be the leader of a syndicate responsible for the chips in Singapore.
Counterfeit casino chips worth more than $1 million, mobile phones and cash were also seized.
If convicted, Toh can be jailed up to seven years and/or fined up to $150,000.
The Singapore police thanked the Royal Malaysia Police and the Macau Judiciary Police for their “strong cooperation and assistance”.
"The arrest of this syndicate leader bears testament to the excellent relationships forged between the Singapore Police Force and the RMP and MJP," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) and director of the CID, Tan Chye Hee.
"We are appreciative of the assistance from our foreign police counterparts and will spare no effort to bring to justice, criminals who commit crimes in Singapore and flee our borders thereafter."