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Police in Singapore have conducted a series of gambling raids, arresting 36 people and seizing a cool $1.74 million (Singapore Dollars) in the process.
The raids took place across multiple locations, including Bedok, Pasir Ris, Toa Payoh, Rivervale and Chinatown and ended up seeing suspects between the ages of 26 and 75 taken into custody. The rings were taking in money to facilitate online betting, but the specific games included weren't known as of press time. Laws in Singapore allow for lottery play and limited sports wagering.
Eleven of the men will be charged with remote gambling crimes, while others are being held pending further investigation. If the eleven are found guilty, they can be jailed for up to five years and given fines of between S$20,000 and S$200,000.
We'll follow this case and update readers as we learn more.