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24 people arrested for suspected gambling activities, $730,000 seized

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A total of 24 people, aged between 32 and 74, were arrested for suspected involvement in providing unlawful remote gambling services following a raid on Sunday, police said on Tuesday (July 19).

It added that close to $730,000 worth of cash and electronic devices - such as computers and mobile phones - as well as gambling-related documents were seized. The suspects' bank accounts were frozen.

The police raid was mounted simultaneously in several locations islandwide, including Redhill, Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Teban Gardens and Tampines.

Out of those arrested, two men will be charged in court on Tuesday (July 19) with offences under the Remote Gambling Act 2014

Any person who facilitates participation by others in remote gambling will face a fine of up to $200,000 and imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

A court order will also be sought to remand them for further investigations, the police said.