12 investigated for illegal playing, breaking COVID-19 rules at Bukit Panjang home


SINGAPORE: Twelve persons are being investigated for alleged illegal playing actions and breaking of COVID-19 secure distancing rules at a home in Bukit Panjang, stated the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Friday (Jun 11).

The suspects – seven males and 5 girls – are aged between 21 and 70, the police stated in a information launch.

Officers from Jurong Police Division performed an operation at about 9pm on Thursday at a home alongside Gangsa Road. During the operation, they discovered the 12 purportedly gathering and interesting in gambling-related actions, stated SPF.

The suspects will likely be investigated for non-compliance of secure distancing measures. Under the present Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions, two distinct guests per family are allowed day by day.

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Among them, a 55-year-old girl and a 53-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly utilizing the unit as a typical gaming home.

Three different girls and one other man – aged 48 to 70 – are being investigated for gaming in a typical gaming home.

The police seized money and gambling-related objects, and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone discovered responsible of utilizing a spot as a typical gaming home could also be fined S$5,000 to S$50,000 and jailed for as much as three years.

Suspects convicted of gaming in a typical gaming home face a high quality of as much as S$5,000, as much as six months’ imprisonment or each.

SPF stated it takes “a serious view against all forms of illegal gambling activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action” in opposition to such lawbreakers.

It additionally suggested the general public to not have interaction in illegal playing and to adjust to the prevailing secure distancing measures.

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