81 arrested in Singapore for involvement in scams

Police have nabbed 81 people for their alleged involvement in 244 cases of scams involving SGD1.4 million in Singapore.

46 men and 35 women were arrested from different places in a three-day operation which started from March 27.

81 people have been arrested in Singapore for involvement in scams.
81 people have been arrested in Singapore for involvement in scams. Photo courtesy: Ghana business

Police are investigating all the suspects for the offence of cheating or money laundering. If found guilty of cheating, they face up to 10 years' jail and a fine. The offence of money laundering carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to SGD500,000.

Police said that they will continue such operations in the coming days and firm action will be taken against the party involved in the scam.

They have also advised the people to be alert and said, “To avoid being an accomplice to crimes, members of the public should always reject requests to use your bank account or handphone lines as you will be held accountable if there are illegal transactions found in the accounts.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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