15 arrested in soccer betting syndicate

15 arrested in soccer betting syndicate

The police have arrested 12 men and three women, aged between 26 and 61, for suspected involvement with illegal bookmaking activities.

In a islandwide operation in the wee hours of yesterday, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and the Police Intelligence Department seized about $860,000 in cash as well as an array of computers, mobile phones, laptops and documents such as betting records.

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The police said that "preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were believed to have received football bets amounting to an estimated $880,000 in the past three weeks alone". Investigations are ongoing.


This article was first published on July 11, 2014.
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