Interpol urges arrest of Singapore 'football match-fixer'

The European police agency said the problem was tied to a criminal syndicate based in Singapore. Tan's name has cropped up in multiple investigations but police in Singapore were yet to move against him, saying they need hard evidence before making arrests. Tan denies any wrongdoing.

updated: February 21, 2013 15:45 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: The head of Interpol on Thursday urged Singapore to move against one of its citizens considered a key suspect in global football match-rigging, saying its failure to do so "distresses the world".

Secretary-General Ronald Noble made the comment as Interpol and world football officials wrapped up a two-day meeting in Kuala Lumpur with a pledge to work more closely in combatting the growing scourge of match-fixing.

In a press conference closing the gathering, Noble took aim at Tan Seet Eng, also known as Dan Tan, who has emerged as a central figure in the suspected rigging of nearly 700 games worldwide.

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