A 54 year old was arrested by the Malaysian police for allegedly being the leader of a syndicate that created more than S$1 million of counterfeit casino chips for use in Marina Bay Sands. The arrest took place on New Year Eve (Dec 31) and the suspect has been deported to the Singapore police on the very next day.

According to the Singapore police’s newly-created Casino Crime Investigation Branch (CCIB), 19 suspects have been charged in court for the circulation and possession of the counterfeit chips.

The unnamed 54 year old syndicate leader face a maximum charge of 7 years’ jail sentence and/or fined up to S$150,000 under the Casino Control Act.