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41 Y.O WOMAN ARRESTED: RAN UNDERGROUND GAMBLING JOINT @ YUAN CHING RD

Images source (left): Singapore Police Force

Two women and six men, ages 23 to 70, are being investigated by the police for their alleged involvement in illicit gambling, as well as for violating the terms of a public entertainment license and failing to comply with safe distancing measures (SDM).

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Officers from Jurong Police Division conducted an enforcement operation at a public entertainment establishment along Yuan Ching Road at approximately 1.55 a.m. on September 10, 2021, and discovered eight people allegedly gathering and engaged in gambling-related activities.

41-year-old woman arrested

A 41-year-old woman was also detained for allegedly utilizing the establishment as a common gaming house and offering public entertainment in violation of the license’s terms. Six additional males, ranging in age from 27 to 70, are under investigation for allegedly gambling in a similar gaming establishment.

As case evidence, gambling-related memorabilia was confiscated. Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, the eight people will be examined for non-compliance with SDM.

Punishments

Under the Common Gaming Houses Act, the offence of using a place as a common gaming house is punishable with a fine between $5,000 and $50,000 and with imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. The offence of gaming in a common gaming house is punishable with a fine not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.

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Under the Public Entertainment Act, those found providing public entertainment in contravention of conditions of a license may be punished with a fine not exceeding $10,000.

For non-compliance with SDM under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, those found guilty may be punished with a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.

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