The Singapore Police smashed an illegal gambling ring and arrested 31 people.
Singapore.- The Singapore Police Force has revealed the arrests of 31 people suspected of being involved in illegal gambling or vice-related activities.
The arrests were made after a five-day enforcement operation conducted by the Central Police Division.
According to the information revealed by officials, 23 men and eight women aged between 24 and 76 were arrested in raids in areas including Jalan Besar, Geylang Bahru and Chinatown.
Of these, 23 men and a woman aged between 46 and 76, were held for gambling offences. Cash amounting to about $8,300, believed to be gambling proceeds, was also seized.
Singapore has strict laws on gambling. Any person convicted of providing illegal remote gambling services can be jailed for up to five years and/or fined between $20,000 and $200,000.
Those found to be gaming in a common gaming house can be jailed up to six months and/or fined up to $5,000, and those involved in bookmaking can be jailed for up to five years and fined between $20,000 and $200,000.
In separate raids, seven women aged between 24 and 39, were arrested at Chay Yan Street, Opal Crescent and Beach Road for suspected involvement in vice-related activities.