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M’sian 5th Suspect In 2011 Singapore Counterfeit Casino Chips Case

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SINGAPORE: A 40-year-old man was arrested in Malaysia on March 7 for suspected involvement in a counterfeit casino chips case more than four years ago, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Quoting the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the report said the Malaysian is the fifth suspect in the case. He was handed over to SPF on Tuesday afternoon with cooperation and assistance from the Royal Malaysian Police.

In August 2011, officers from the Casino Crime Investigation Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department commenced investigations into a syndicated case of suspected counterfeit casino chips used at the Marina Bay Sands.

Four suspects were arrested and have been prosecuted in court, according to the news portal.

It said the Malaysian suspect would be charged in court on Wednesday for using counterfeit casino chips.

He faces a jail term of up to seven years or fine not exceeding S$150,000 (S$1.00=RM3.00) or both, if convicted.



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