Singapore police officer hosted illegal lottery game
A Singapore police officer has been booked in his Jakarta-based home. Samuel Hiantono is accused of hosting an underground lottery game through the internet. Jakarta authorities believe that the 44-year-old generated around $3,900 per month
thanks to the illegal gambling game.
Illegal lottery game
Hiantono was the brain behind 'Togel Singapore
'. The online lottery game challenged players to pick four numbers. The draws took place at a lottery facility located in Singapore, after which the numbers were published online.
Acquisition via mobile telephone services
The 44-year-old Singapore police officer lured players via mobile phone services, including instant messaging apps. It remains unclear how long Hiantono had been running the illegal lottery game
. He now faces charges of organizing gambling, in addition to 'recycling dirty money'.