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The police are investigating 17 people, aged between 17 and 70, for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling and breach of safe distancing measures.
In a statement, the police said they received a report on Sunday (May 16) at about 12.50am on a large number of people gathering inside a residential unit along Boon Lay Place.
Upon arrival, police officers found 11 men and six women purportedly gathering and engaged in gambling-related activities inside the unit.
A 62-year-old man is being investigated for his suspected involvement in operating a common gaming house.
The remaining 16 people are being investigated for allegedly gaming in a common gaming house.
Gambling-related paraphernalia were seized as case exhibits and police investigations are ongoing.
The 17 people will also be investigated for breaching safe distancing measures under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
The offence of gaming in a common gaming house is punishable with a fine of up to $5,000, up to six months' jail, or both.
Managing a place to be used as a common gaming house carries a fine of between $5,000 and $50,000 and up to three years' jail.
For not complying with safe distancing measures, those found guilty may be punished with a fine of up to $10,000, up to six months' jail, or both.
The police added they take a serious view of all forms of illegal gambling activities, and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Members of the public are also advised to take the prevailing safe distancing measures seriously.