21 found gathering and gambling in commercial unit at Bukit Batok Crescent, 2 arrested

A total of 21 people, aged between 29 and 67, are under investigation for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling activities and non-compliance with safe distancing measures.

The group of eleven women and ten men were purportedly found gathering and engaging in gambling-related activities at a commercial unit along Bukit Batok Crescent during an operation by officers from Jurong Police Division on August 23, at around 11.45pm.

A 42-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man from the group were arrested for allegedly using the unit as a common gaming house.

The ten other women and nine men are being investigated for allegedly gaming in a common gaming house.

Gambling-related paraphernalia were seized as case exhibits.

The 21 suspects will also be investigated for non-compliance of safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The police said they take a serious view against all forms of illegal gambling activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against offenders in accordance with the law.

"Members of the public are advised not to engage in any form of illegal gambling and to comply with the prevailing safe distancing measures," they added.