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13 arrested for issuing illegal loans in MBS casino

Police have arrested 13 persons, aged between 30 and 65, for their suspected involvement in issuing illegal loans to players in the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino.

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 13 persons, aged between 30 and 65, for their suspected involvement in issuing illegal loans to players in the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino.

On February 26, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), supported by the Police Intelligence Department, the Casino Regulatory Authority and MBS conducted an operation at the MBS casino as well as other locations in Singapore to crack down on a syndicate suspected of operating in the MBS casino.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects -- nine men and four women -- were believed to have operated in the casino by giving out illegal loans to players.

In a statement, the Police say they will continue to ensure that such illicit activities are dealt with swiftly to prevent criminal groups from operating in the casinos.


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