More raids in Singapore

The Straits Times reports that Singapore police raided the land base of an Internet sports gambling ring as the week commenced, arresting 10 men and confiscating cash and computer-related property.

The raid, which police claim has effectively disabled the football-betting focused ring, is the latest in a series mounted by police which so far has seen the arrests of 1 566 people for illegal gambling, mainly on the Internet, since 2007.

In the latest bust, the ring operated by placing soccer bets on an unidentified website, with financial transactions were made through bank transfers.

The arrested men, all Singaporeans aged between 27 and 43, were picked up after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided several flats and condominium units in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Senoko and Yishun. Besides the 28-year-old syndicate leader, bookies and punters were also arrested.

Almost $115 000 in cash and items like desktop computers, laptops, thumb drives, ATM cards and cellphones were also seized.

All suspects have been released on bail pending further investigations.

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