Singapore bust illegal horserace betting ring

News on 2 Apr 2018

Singapore authorities have arrested twenty-three men for allegedly operating an illegal horserace betting ring.

The men, aged between 55 and 80, were arrested in multiple raids at locations across Singapore.

News Channel Asia reports the seizure of S$8,000 in cash, mobile phones, pens, pagers and betting records.

“The police take a serious view against all forms of illegal betting activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against those involved, regardless of their roles,” a Singapore Police Force advisory reads. “Members of the public are advised to steer clear of all forms of illegal gambling.”

In related news, Vietnam press agencies reported another big online gambling bust in Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam in which 22 arrests were made and over US$8.8 million seized along with computers and mobile phones.

According to the reports, the online soccer betting ring was operating through the domain and  led by Lưu Văn Nam (29) from Vĩnh Yên City.

Vietnamese Police said 14,000 bets were placed on regional and international football events through 3in1bet during the last six months of 2017.

Investigations continue.

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