7 under investigation for illegal betting activities after Yishun raid

The police are investigating seven people, aged between 48 and 75, for their suspected involvement in illegal betting activities.

This comes after officers from Woodlands Police Division conducted an enforcement operation in the vicinity of Yishun Street 1 on August 17.

"A 75-year-old man and 62-year-old woman were allegedly found to have acted as a gambling service provider to four other men aged between 48 and 72," the police said.

"Another 61-year-old man was also allegedly found to have been involved in illegal betting activities with another gambling service provider."

About $2,280 in cash and seven mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

Under the Gambling Control Act 2022, anyone found involved in unlawful betting operations shall be liable on conviction to a fine of at least $200,000 and up to five years in jail.

Those who gamble with an unlicensed gambling service provider shall be liable on conviction to a fine of up to $10,000 and/or up to six months in jail.

The police said they take a serious view of all forms of illegal betting activities and will continue to take touch enforcement action against those who are involved in such activities.