Singapore

Six men to be charged with involvement in criminal syndicate engaged in gambling


SINGAPORE: Six males will likely be charged on Wednesday (Mar 10) with being concerned in an Organised Felony Group (OCG).

The lads, aged between 48 and 64, had been in an OCG which was “extensively engaged in gambling activities”, mentioned the police in a information launch on Tuesday.

The six males had been amongst 66 individuals arrested in a police operation focusing on legal syndicates in October 2018.

READ: 66 arrested in crackdown in opposition to organised legal group

That is the third OCG recognized for prosecution for varied offences below the Organised Crime Act (OCA), which got here into power on Jun 1, 2016.

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Throughout an islandwide operation on Oct 24, 2018, 61 males and 5 girls, aged between 17 and 63, had been arrested. (Picture: Singapore Police Drive)

Of the six males, 5 had been first charged on Oct 25, 2018, for offences below the Widespread Gaming Homes Act (CGHA). The identical 5 will likely be charged on Tuesday for offences below the Organised Crime Act (OCA) and the Societies Act, in addition to for added offences below the CGHA.

Two of the 5 males will likely be charged for added offences below the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Different Critical Crimes (Confiscation of Advantages) Act. 

The sixth man will likely be charged for offences below the OCA in addition to CGHA.

Beneath the OCA, it’s an offence to be a member of an OCG.

These discovered responsible of appearing as, or being a member of a locally-linked OCG may be fined as much as S$100,000, jailed for as much as 5 years, or each.

“It is also illegal to instruct another person to commit offences for an OCG, and the offender will face enhanced punishments prescribed for the offence instructed,” mentioned the police.

These discovered responsible of changing or transferring any advantages from legal conduct, or eradicating it from jurisdiction, may be fined as much as S$500,000, jailed for as much as 10 years, or each.

Anybody discovered responsible of being a member of an illegal society may be jailed as much as S$5,000, jailed as much as three years, or each.




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