15 men investigated for illegal horse betting activities in Ang Mo Kio, Rivervale Crescent
SINGAPORE: Fifteen men, aged between 50 and 70, are being investigated for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities in public areas, the police mentioned on Thursday (Jul 22).
Two enforcement operations had been performed by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division on Jul 7 and Jul 18 at Rivervale Crescent and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 respectively.
(*15*) than S$2,000 in money, 5 cellphones and betting paraphernalia had been seized as case reveals, mentioned police.
Preliminary investigations revealed that eight men, aged 63 to 68, and 7 men, aged 50 to 70, had been allegedly concerned in illegal horse betting activities in public areas alongside Rivervale Crescent and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 respectively.
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Investigations are ongoing, mentioned the police.
Those discovered responsible of putting bets with a bookmaker face a nice of as much as S$5,000, as much as six months’ jail, or each.
Those discovered responsible of being concerned in bookmaking face a nice of between S$20,000 and S$200,000 and a jail time period of as much as 5 years.
The police mentioned they take a severe view in opposition to all types of illegal betting activities.
“The police will continue to take tough enforcement actions and prosecute those involved in accordance with the law. Members of the public are advised to steer clear of all forms of illegal gambling activities,” they added.