The Police have arrested eight men and one woman, aged between 38 and 77, during an enforcement operation conducted by Clementi Police Division along Depot Lane on 2 August 2020.
During the operation, all nine individuals were arrested for offences under the Betting Act. Cash amounting to more than $18,000 and gambling paraphernalia were seized during the operation.
Investigations against the nine individuals are ongoing.
Under the Betting Act, the offence of acting as a bookmaker carries a fine of not less than $20,000 and not more than $200,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
The Police will continue to clamp down on criminal activities, including illegal gambling. Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force