3 alleged football match-fixing syndicate members released from detention

Suspected match-fixer Dan Tan (center) leaving the Supreme Court building with his lawyers on Nov 25, 2015.
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SINGAPORE - Three members in the alleged football match-fixing syndicate led by Dan Tan have been released from detention.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement today that all three have been placed on Police Supervision Orders.

Tan was arrested in 2013 by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for running a syndicate that allegedly made millions of euros from manipulating various football matches, including Italy's Serie A and Serie B.   

He was detained without trial under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, but was set free after the Court of Appeal ruled that he had been unlawfully detained.

However, he was subsequently re-arrested. MHA said at the time: "The new Detention Order issued on Saturday (Dec 5, 2015) against Dan Tan, expressly sets out the grounds which show the extent of Dan Tan's match-fixing activities from and within Singapore, and why this necessitates the issuance of a Detention Order under the CLTPA.

"The grounds set out the seriousness of Dan Tan's criminal activities over many years, their impact on public safety, peace and good order within Singapore, and the fact that he has intimidated witnesses to the extent that they continue to be unwilling to testify against him for fear of reprisal." 

prabukm@sph.com.sg

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