05 Aug '11, 1am

2 women held in moneylending sting at casino: It is believed to be the first time anyone has been accused of unl...

TWO Malaysian women have been arrested on suspicion of handing out illegal loans to gamblers at Resorts World Sentosa. It is believed to be the first time anyone has been accused of unlicensed moneylending at a casino here. It is not clear how much money was involved. The women, aged 24 and 49, were arrested in a sting operation at the casino on Wednesday. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Police Intelligence Department carried out the sting operation. Resorts World Sentosa told The Straits Times it had also been working closely with the police on the case. A spokesman added: 'We remain committed to keeping our casino environment safe and comfortable for all casino patrons.' Superintendent Michael Ang, the head of the CID's casino crime investigation branch, said: 'Police will not permit any forms of illegal activities to take root in the ca...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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  1. 09 Sep '11, 12pm

    It is easier said than done! Many illegal activites are happening in our Casinos but police are just touching the tip of the Iceberg! More should be done! These 2 ladies are a small part of a bigger syndicate operating in our casinos. They are introduced by junkets to gamblers who have loss all their money in the casino and in turn, the illegal moneylenders will give some commission to the junket

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