Four men and two women have been charged on Thursday (Dec 24) for their alleged involvement in a syndicate which cheated patrons at casinos.
The four men - Tao Xuanhui, 32, Cai Anqiu, 56, Gong Lianghua, 36, Gong Liangyong, 25 - and 2 women - Zhou Li, 31 and Cai Huahua, 33 - were charged with cheating at play. All six are Chinese nationals.
In three separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday, the suspects colluded in pairs in games of Baccarat to induce their victims to believe that their wagers were losing bets when this was not the case.
Earlier on Wednesday, police said they were alerted to a case of suspected cheating on Tuesday at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino and arrested two suspects. After follow-up investigations, two other suspects were arrested on the same day. Police also seized cash and casino chips worth about S$5,000 as case exhibits.
The third incident took place at 10.20pm on Wednesday night, after which Cai Anqiu and Cai Huahua were both arrested.
The prosecution has asked for the suspects to continue to be remanded, as they are believed to be involved in other similar cases based on CCTV footage from the casinos. The case will be next mentioned on Dec 30.
If convicted, they face up to seven years in jail, or a fine of up to S$150,000, or both.