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Fifth suspect arrested for 2011 counterfeit casino chips case


A Malaysian man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case related to counterfeit casino chips ,which was first reported in 2011, local media reports.

The case was opened in August 2011, when police commenced investigations on suspected counterfeit casino chips being used at the Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore.

Four suspects were arrested and prosecuted in court, according to police, and a total of 287 counterfeit chips each with a face value of $1000 were seized.

A total of 287 fake chips, each with a face value of $1,000, were seized after counterfeit chips were found to have been used at the casino's baccarat tables.

On Monday, a fifth suspect was arrested in Malaysia, and was handed to Singaporean Police the next day. The 40 year old suspect, was scheduled to be charged in court on Wednesday, Mar. 9.

The suspect faces a maximum prison term of up to seven years, or a fine of up to $150,000 or both.

"The arrest of the suspect would not have been possible without the close collaboration and strong relationship between the SPF and RMP. The SPF will spare no efforts to hunt down criminals who commit crimes in Singapore and flee our borders thereafter." said Singapore's Deputy Commissioner of Police Tan Chye Hee.

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