27 nabbed in joint enforcement raid

27 nabbed in joint enforcement raid

SINGAPORE - A joint enforcement raid saw 27 people being arrested after a 17-hour operation led by the Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Central Narcotics Bureau. It was supported by officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Secret Societies Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department.

The raid began at 9am on 21 July 2014.

17 people were arrested for drug-related offences, 6 for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act, another 3 were arrested for offences under the Societies Act and 1 was detected as a wanted person.

In addition, 1 public entertainment outlet was found to have breached the Licensing Conditions. SCDF also detected one fire safety violation in another entertainment outlet and will be following up on the necessary action.

SCDF also detected one fire safety violation in another entertainment outlet and will be following up on the necessary action.

A small amount of drugs was seized in the operation. In the gaming raid, cash amounting to SGD$136, 6 mobile phones, 17 modified computer terminals and several gaming paraphernalia were also seized.

Investigations are being carried out.

Any person convicted for the offence of managing a place used as a Common Gaming House under Section 4(1)(a) of the Common Gaming Houses Act shall be liable to a fine between S$5,000 and S$50,000 and imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. As for the players, any person convicted for the offence of Gaming in a Common Gaming House under Section 7 of the Common Gaming Houses Act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding S$5,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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