Singapore Match-Fixing Ring Rigged More Than 100 Football Games Worldwide
A source said Monday that a notorious Singaporean match-fixing gang "rigged more than 100 football games worldwide in a scam worth millions of dollars, before it was busted this month," according to the AFP. The source, who has direct knowledge of the case, added that "there were signs that the syndicate, allegedly led by Singaporean businessman Dan Tan, was involved in violent activity." However, the source "played down suggestions that the gang was responsible for a greater share of the 680 suspicious games reported by European investigators earlier this year." The "five alleged members still in custody" include Tan. They are being held under a section of the criminal code usually employed against criminal gangs, "which allows for up to a year's detention without trial" (AFP, 9/30).