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Four arrests in Singapore match-fixing probe

2 October 2013 15:28

Four arrests have been made as part of a football match-fixing probe in Singapore.

The Asian nation's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) confirmed on Wednesday that the quartet could be held for up to 12 months should their respective detention orders be passed by lawmakers.

Italian police have issued an arrest warrant for known gang leader Dan Tan, although it is unknown whether he is included in the group that has been arrested.

If he has been caught, Tan could be extradited to Europe for trial.

In September, 14 other individuals in Singapore were detained for their part in match-fixing.

An MHA statement read: "The Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that the Minister for Home Affairs has issued detention orders in respect of four persons and a Police Supervision Order in respect of one person for their involvement in global football match-fixing.

"The orders will be referred to a criminal law advisory committee (CLAC) within the next 28 days.

"The persons issued with the orders will be informed of the grounds of detention. They will appear before the advisory committee and may be legally represented at the hearing.

"The advisory committee shall then submit to the president a written report on the making of the orders and its recommendations. The president shall consider the report and may, acting on the advice of cabinet, cancel, confirm or vary the order."

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