Man arrested for alleged cheating at Marina Bay Sands casino

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino.

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for suspected cheating at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino. He was arrested on Saturday by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department. They also seized several items, which are believed to have been used by the suspect to facilitate his crime.

 

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Here is the statement from the Police:

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for the possession and use of items which are believed to have facilitated his cheating at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino. 

On 1 March 2014, following up on information received, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) swiftly arrested the suspect at the casino. Several items, believed to have been used by the suspect to facilitate his crime, were also seized.  

Acting Head of the Casino Crime Investigation Crime Branch of CID, Deputy Superintendent of Police Celine Kwek, reiterated Police’s stand against such criminal activities. She said, “Police will take stern action against such offenders and ensure that they are dealt with to the full extent of the law.”

The suspect will be charged in Court on 3 March 2014 for the offence of Use or Possession of Equipment, Device or Thing that Permits or Facilitates Cheating in the Casino under Section 171(2)(c) and punishable under Section 171(3)(a) of the Casino Control Act, Chapter 33A. If convicted, he may be sentenced to a fine not exceeding $150,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or to both.