11 ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING ACTIVITIES

The Police have arrested eleven men, aged 21 to 38, for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act.

On 17 October 2020, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division raided an industrial office space along Ang Mo Kio Street 64 which had been allegedly operating as an illegal gambling den. Preliminary investigations revealed that a 32-year-old man purportedly operated the gambling den, with two men, aged 21 and 38 respectively, assisting in the management of the illegal operations. Eight other men, aged between 23 and 38, were found to have participated in illegal gambling activities. Two poker tables, twenty chairs, and gambling paraphernalia were seized as case exhibits.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Common Gaming Houses Act, any person found managing or assisting in managing a common gaming house shall be liable upon conviction, to a fine of not less than $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000, and imprisonment of up to 3 years. Persons found gaming in a common gaming house shall be liable upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment of up to 6 months or to both.

The Police will continue to clamp down on criminal activities. Those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force