Singapore arrests 42 in illegal gambling bust

Singapore police have arrested 41 men and one woman for illegal gambling and gang-related activities after a five-hour raid.

Items seized during the operation included cash amounting to about $21,000, mobile phones and gambling paraphernalia, local media reports.

The suspects may face hefty penalties. Any person found guilty of gambling in a public place may be jailed for up to six months, pay a fine of up to $5,000 or both.

Any person who found guilty of instigating, promoting or intentionally facilitating public gambling may be fined between $20,000 and $200,000, and face imprisonment for a term of up to five years.