Singapore helping with investigation
Singapore's police is working with its European counterparts to investigate an allegation a Singapore-based crime syndicate was involved in match-fixing.
On Monday, an investigation uncovered allegations of match-fixing in around 380 games across Europe and another 300 questionable games outside the continent.
Although no specific games were detailed, it was revealed that evidence was found that a Singapore-based crime syndicate was involved in some of the match-fixing.
"The authorities in Singapore are assisting the European authorities in their investigations into an international match-fixing syndicate that purportedly involves Singaporeans," the Southeast Asian city-state's police said in a statement.
"Singapore takes a strong stance against match-fixing and is committed to working with international enforcement agencies to bring down transnational criminal syndicates, including those that involve the acts of Singaporeans overseas, and protect the integrity of the sport."
Europol said the joint investigation had also identified about 425 corrupt officials, players and serious criminals in 15 countries.
The probe uncovered €8 million ($10.9 million) in betting profits and €2 million euros ($2.7 million) in bribes to players and officials and has already led to several prosecutions.