3 women and 10 men arrested for providing illegal gambling services

Ten men and three women, aged between 38 and 68, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in providing unlawful remote gambling services.

The police said in a statement that on Feb 3, police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Police Intelligence Department, and Special Operations Command conducted an operation at multiple locations islandwide resulting in the arrests.

Simultaneous raids were conducted at locations including Tampines, Punggol, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio and Hougang.

During the operation, cash amounting to about $104,000 and electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones, and gambling-related documents were seized.

The police also froze the suspects' bank accounts.

Four men will be charged on Friday (Feb 5) with offences under the Remote Gambling Act 2014, and a court order will be sought to remand them for further investigations.

Any person who facilitates 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, may be fined between $20,000 to $200,000, or up to five years' jail, or both.

Any person who assists in providing unlawful remote gambling service for another may be fined between $20,000 to $200,000, or up to five years' jail or both.

The police said they will continue to clamp down on criminal activities, including remote gambling.

Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.