15 under investigation for illegal gambling activities

The police are investigating 15 individuals, aged between 38 and 86, for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling activities.

Between 8 and 19 January 2022, officers from Woodlands Police Division conducted enforcement operations against illegal gambling activities along Marsiling Crescent, Yishun Street 72 and Yishun Avenue 5.

Three men, aged between 68 and 79, were allegedly found to have acted as bookmakers to 11 others, aged between 51 and 86.

In addition, a 38-year-old woman is also being investigated for an offence under Remote Gambling Act.

Cash of more $500, two mobile phones and gambling related paraphernalia were seized.

Under the Betting Act, anyone who is found to be involved in bookmaking faces a fine between $20,000 and $200,000, and up to five years in jail. Anyone who bets with a bookmaker faces a fine up of to $5,000 and/or up to six months in jail.

The police said they take a serious view against all forms of illegal betting activities. Members of the public are advised to steer clear of such activities. Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.