Updated: 02/22/2013 00:13

Team of 4 officers from Police & CPIB to go to INTERPOL HQ to assist in match-fixing investigations



Team of 4 officers from Police & CPIB to go to INTERPOL HQ to assist in match-fixing investigations

A team of four senior officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will go to INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon, France within next 2 weeks to assist a global taskforce in match-fixing investigations.

It'll work with INTERPOL to engage member countries affected by match-fixing.

It aims to collect available information from these countries and get them to help in accessing evidence, witnesses and suspects whom they believe to be involved in the alleged match-fixing cases.

The team will also be exploring ways to help and share available information.

Singapore hopes to work with the INTERPOL Global Anti-Match-fixing Taskforce and the global community to gather and share information and evidence to build a concrete case against individuals and syndicates.

Separately,

Interpol's chief says Singaporean police have notified authorities in Italy that a suspected match-fixer is flying to Milan.

Ronald Noble, Interpol's U.S.-born secretary general, said Thursday the man is wanted in Italy because he is allegedly working for Singaporean businessman Tan Seet Eng - known as Dan Tan - for whom Italian authorities have issued an arrest warrant.

Mr Noble did not identify the man while speaking at a match-fixing conference in Malaysia, saying only that Singaporean police passed the travel information to Interpol to relay to Italian police for possible action.

Tan is accused of heading a crime syndicate that made millions of dollars betting on rigged Italian football matches.

Italian officials have been unable to take Tan into custody as the arrest warrant cannot be served while he's in Asia.

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