CPIB arrests suspects involved in SEA Games match-fixing operation

SINGAPORE - An alleged Singaporean match-fixer and several co-conspirators of different nationalities were arrested by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on Friday morning during an operation that was carried out on Thursday night.

CPIB said in a statement that it has been proactively monitoring football match-fixing activities here particularly with the kick-off of the 28th SEA Games football tournament scheduled to commence today.

Some members from the Timor Leste SEA Games football team are also assisting CPIB in its investigations.

Investigations against the arrested persons are ongoing.

CPIB said match fixing of any form is not condoned in Singapore and the Bureau will not hesitate to take action against any parties involved, if they have given, received, or offered bribes to fix a match.