4 people arrested for suspected cheating at MBS casino

4 people arrested for suspected cheating at MBS casino
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SINGAPORE - Four people have been arrested for their suspected involvement in trying to cheat patrons at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino.

Police said in a press statement today that they were alerted suspected cheating at the MBS casino on Dec 16, 2015.

Officers from the Casino Crime Investigation Branch (CCIB) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) responded to the case and managed to established the identities of the suspects after investigations.

Yesterday (Mar 14), one man and three women, aged between 27 and 60, were arrested at Changi International Airport.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are believed to have committed syndicated cheating in the MBS casino on the pretext of helping patrons to place bets.

If convicted, they may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years and shall also be liable to a fine.

The police would like to advise members of public to exercise caution in the casinos and refrain from allowing others to place bets on your behalf at the gaming tables.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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