SINGAPORE, Police hauled up 55 suspects after a five-day operation against various scams involving transactions worth more than S$1.8 million.
In a news release, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said 30 men and 25 women, aged between 18 and 71, are assisting police investigations after the operation conducted by Bedok Police Division.
The suspects are believed to be involved in 77 scams and commercial-related cases, police said.
The cases included e-commerce scams, loan scams and commercial frauds that were reported in Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok estates.
"The suspects are being investigated for cheating which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine under the Penal Code, or money laundering which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to S$500,000 under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act," police said.
Assistant Commissioner Tan Tin Wee, Commander of Bedok Police Division said: Police take a serious view against any person who may be involved in scams, and those found perpetrating scams will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
Source: NAM News Network