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Two men, aged 39 and 51, were arrested for their suspected involvement in unlawful remote gambling activities in an enforcement operation conducted on Tuesday (Dec 15) and Wednesday (Dec 16).
The police said in a statement that the operation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department which targeted syndicated remote gambling activities.
"The two men arrested are believed to have acted as master agent and agent for unlawful remote gambling activities and they will be investigated for offences under the Remote Gambling Act 2014," added the police.
"Cash amounting to more than $296,000 and gambling-related paraphernalia were seized during the operation."
Investigations are ongoing.
Under the emote Gambling Act 2014, an individual who, in Singapore, gambles using remote communication and using a remote gambling service that is not provided by a person otherwise exempt shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
Under the emote Gambling Act, those who facilitate participation by others in remote gambling in accordance with arrangements made by a principal of the agent, which may include allowing a person to participate in such remote gambling, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $20,000 and not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both.
Under the same Act, those who assist in providing unlawful remote gambling service for another shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $20,000 and not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.
"We will continue to clamp down on criminal activities, including remote gambling," said the police.
Members of the public are advised to steer clear of all forms of illegal gambling. Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.