Interpol says football match-fixing global ringleader arrested in Singapore

The Singapore authorities did not formally name any of the people taken into custody, but said the "suspected leader" and several others wanted in other jurisdictions for suspected match-fixing were among those in custody.

updated: September 19, 2013 12:21 IST
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A man suspected of being the international ringleader of a global match-fixing network was among 14 people arrested in Singapore in what appears to be a major breakthrough in the battle against corruption in football.

Singapore police and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said in a joint statement that authorities arrested 12 men and two women in raids lasting 12 hours across the city-state, ending early Tuesday.

Interpol, the police body based in Lyon, France, confirmed the arrests in a statement released late Wednesday.

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