The Police are investigating six men, aged between 62 and 78, for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling activities.

On 16 July 2022, officers from Woodlands Police Division conducted enforcement operations against illegal gambling activities in the vicinity of Yishun Ave 5.

Two 74-year-old men, were allegedly found to have acted as bookmakers to four others, aged between 62 and 78. Cash of more than $2,200, two handphones and gambling paraphernalia were seized as case exhibits.

Investigations are ongoing.

Under the Betting Act, any person who is found to be involved in bookmaking shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $20,000 and not more than $200,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years. Under the same Act, any person who bets with a bookmaker shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000, 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 against those who are involved in such activities.

Source: Singapore Police Force