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S'pore police bust soccer betting syndicate, arrest eight men

Police arrested eight men on Tuesday (July 1) and Wednesday for their suspected involvement in illegal soccer bookmaking and punting activities.

Computers, laptops, mobile phones, betting records and a total of $190,000 in cash were seized in islandwide operations. 

The operations covered Clementi West, Jelapang Road, Tampines, Bedok Central, Jalan Kembangan, Boon Tiong Road, Hougang, Upper Boon Keng Road and Jalan Chermat.

The suspects are believed to have received about $750,000 in bets over the past two weeks, the police said in a press release.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Those found guilty of being involved in bookmaking will be fined between $20,000 and $200,000 and jailed for up to five years.

Those found guilty of betting with a bookmaker will be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to six months.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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