Police investigate woman who offered company for money to Loyang and 18 other people aged 17 to 88 for illegal gambling, illegal employment – Mothership.SG
Singapore Police are investigating 15 men and four women, aged 17 to 88, for their alleged involvement in illegal gambling activities and illegal employment in two separate cases.
On December 4, 2021, officers from the Woodlands Police Division conducted an execution operation against illegal gambling activities along Yishun Avenue 5.
Two men, aged 77 and 78, are said to have acted as bookies for four other men, aged 56 to 88.
More than S $ 1,400 in cash, a cell phone and betting accessories were seized.
On December 15, 2021, officers from the Bedok Police Division and the Central Narcotics Bureau conducted a joint crackdown along Toh Crescent.
A total of 21 people were reportedly found entangled in a residential unit.
A poker table, pool table, and karaoke system were also found in the unit.
In addition to gambling, a woman has been established for providing companionship for a fee.
A total of nine men and four women, aged between 17 and 35, were arrested for violations of the Common Gaming House Act and the Foreign Labor Employment Act.
Game-related accessories were seized during the operation.
The 21 people are under investigation for breaches of the 2020 Covid-19 regulation.
Illegal book making
Persons involved in the making of books will be liable, on conviction, to a fine of not less than S $ 20,000 and not more than S $ 200,000 and will also be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years.
Those who bet with a bookmaker will be liable, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than S $ 5,000, to imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
Illegal gaming house
Anyone who, as the owner or occupant of a property, maintains or uses it as a common gaming house, is liable, on conviction, to a fine of at least S $ 5,000 and $ 50. Up to S $ 000 and a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years.
Persons caught gambling in a shared gaming house will be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding S $ 5,000 with imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.
Those who employ a foreign employee without a valid work card may be fined at least S $ 5,000 and up to S $ 30,000, with imprisonment not exceeding 12 months, or both. .
Foreign employees employed without a valid work card can be fined at least S $ 20,000, imprisonment for up to two years, or both.
Covid-19 regulatory violations
Failure to adhere to safety distancing measures under Covid-19 regulations can be jailed for up to six months, a fine of up to S $ 10,000, or both.
All photos via Singapore Police
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