05 Feb '13, 7pm

Singapore police to work with European soccer match-fixing probe

Singapore police to work with European soccer match-fixing probe

Police in Singapore are cooperating with a European law enforcement investigation into the attempted fixing of 680 professional soccer matches. Europol said two days ago a Singapore-based operation tried to fix games across the continent, including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, to generate more than 8 million euros ($10.9 million) in profit. An 18-month investigation, Operation VETO, found 425 match officials, club executives, players and criminals in 15 countries worked to cheat in more than 380 matches. “We are working with the overseas authorities,” Ho Yenn Dar, assistant director of media relations at the Singapore Police Force, told reporters in the city-state today, declining to comment if any individuals are being investigated, charged or arrested by local or overseas authorities. “We are also working with local authorities like Corrupt Practices I...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/singapore-police...

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