10 men and 1 woman arrested for illegal gambling activities in Mandai Estate

Ten men and one woman, aged between 18 and 29, were nabbed in an enforcement operation targeting gambling activities along Mandai Estate on Wednesday (Aug 5).

The 11 individuals were arrested for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act, said the police in a statement.

During the operation conducted by Woodlands Police Division, several gambling paraphernalia were also seized as case exhibits.

Investigations are ongoing.

Police are also investigating the group for breaching safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

Under the Common Gaming Houses Act, any person gaming in public shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to six months.

The police said they will continue to clamp down on criminal activities such as illegal gambling, adding: "Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law."