Singapore police arrests 34 for illegal gambling

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Police in Singapore arrested 34 people for involving in vice and gambling activities. The people were aged between 22 and 74 years and were nabbed following a two-day operation.

The suspects included 25 women who allegedly advertised sexual services online and offered the services at hotels and rented apartments, police said.

Nine men among the arrested involved in illegal horse betting activities. Police seised S$2,812 in cash in total.

In the news release, police advised landlords and hotel owners to ensure tenants do not carry out vice activities in their premises.

Unlicensed brothel operators can be fined up to S$10,000 and jailed up to five years. Those who knowingly live, wholly or in part, on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can also be fined up to S$10,000 and jailed up to five years.

Those convicted of placing bets with a bookmaker can be fined up to S$5,000 and jailed up to six months, while those found to be involved in bookmaking can be fined between $20,000 and S$200,000 and jailed up to five years.

Source: CNA/ng/(mz)

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