The Singapore Police Force said in a press released that they have arrested 33 people between the ages of 52 and 83 for being involved in illegal horse betting activities.
Police officers from the Central Police Division conducted an islandwide raid from 11 March to 26 March earlier this month at multiple housing estates.
Singapore Police Force’s statement
33 PERSONS ARRESTED FOLLOWING ENFORCEMENT OPERATION AGAINST ILLEGAL HORSE BETTING ACTIVITIES
The Police have arrested three women and 30 men, aged between 52 and 83, for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities.
In an island-wide operation conducted between 11 and 26 March 2023, officers from Central Police Division conducted raids at multiple housing estates including Smith Street, King George’s Avenue, French Road, North Bridge Road, Jalan Bukit Merah, Banda Street and Geylang Bahru. During the operation, cash amounting to $7870 was seized. Police investigations are ongoing.
Under Section 18(3) of the Gambling Control Act 2022, any person who engages in unlawful conduct of betting operations, gaming or lotteries, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
Under Section 20(1) of the Gambling Control Act 2022, any person found gambling with an unlicensed gambling service provider or at an unlawful gambling place, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.
The Police take a serious view of all forms of illegal gambling activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action, including prosecuting those involved, to the fullest extent of the law. Members of the public are advised to steer clear of all forms of illegal gambling activities.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
29 March 2023 @ 9:50 PM