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Arrests over match-fixing network

ESPN staff
September 19, 2013
Arrests made over match fixing in Singapore

Interpol has confirmed the arrest of 14 people on suspicion of being involved in a match-fixing network.

The arrests were made following raids across Singapore, with one of the people taken into custody believed to be the leader of the group.

Details over alleged matches involved in the match-fixing scandal have not yet been released, but the arrests were part of a joint operation led by Singapore Police and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

Interpol secretary General Ronald K. Noble said: "Singaporean authorities have taken an important step in cracking down on an international match-fixing syndicate by arresting the main suspects in the case, including the suspected mastermind; no person should doubt Singapore's commitment to fighting match-fixing.

"On behalf of INTERPOL, I would like to commend Singapore for building its own criminal investigation and for demonstrating its ability and determination to fight the match-fixing problem at home and abroad.

"Singapore put into action its commitment of collaborating with INTERPOL and its member countries in this important global fight by making these arrests."

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