80-year-old among 3 men found providing gambling services in police raid, investigations ongoing

Three men, aged between 63 and 80, were found to have acted as gambling service providers to three people, aged between 54 and 80 during a joint operation conducted by officers from Woodlands Police Division and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

The operation took place along Marsiling Lane, Marsiling Drive and Yishun Avenue 5 on Feb 1.

Another 28-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were allegedly found gambling with an unlicensed gambling service provider.

Cash amounting to about $6,200, six mobile phones and betting-related paraphernalia were seized.

Police investigations against the eight persons are ongoing.

E-vaporisers and related components were also seized by HSA.

The 28-year-old man is assisting in investigations for offences under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisement and Sale) Act.

Those found guilty of selling, offering for sale, possessing for sale, importing or distributing e-vaporisers and its components, are liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both for the first offence.

Under the Gambling Control Act 2022, anyone who is found to be involved in unlawful betting operations shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not exceeding $200,000 and imprisonment for a term of up to five years.

Under the same Act, any person who gambles with an unlawful gambling service provider shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.