Singapore Police has arrested 36 people as part of an islandwide operation against illegal gambling and unlicensed moneylending.
They are suspected of providing unlawful remote gambling services, operating and gaming in a common gaming house and operating an unlicensed moneylending syndicate, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said.
Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Police Intelligence Department, and Special Operations Command participated in simultaneous raids at multiple locations islandwide on Tuesday, SPF said.
These locations included Potong Pasir, Serangoon, Toa Payoh, Tampines, Bishan, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Woodlands, Telok Blangah, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Batok.
Cash amounting to more than S$770,000, gambling-related documents and electronic devices, including computers, mobile phones and pre-paid cards were seized, police said.
The police also froze the suspects’ bank accounts.
“The police will continue to take tough enforcement action and clamp down on criminal activities, including remote gambling and loansharking,” police said.
“Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.”