Detectives lay additional 30 charges after corrupt betting investigation, NSW

Detectives have laid a combined additional 30 charges against two men as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corrupt betting at a Sydney casino.

In September this year, detectives from the Organised Crime Squad’s Casino and Racing Investigation Unit (CRIU) commenced an investigation under Strike Force Antree, following reports two men were involved in corrupt betting during a card game at a Sydney casino.

Following extensive inquiries, two men – aged 27 and 35 – were arrested and charged on Wednesday 9 September 2020. They remain before the courts.

Two search warrants were subsequently executed at a home at Canley Heights and a unit at Ryde, where investigators seized more than $570,000 cash and casino chips valued at $169,000.

Following further inquiries, strike force detectives served both men with a Court Attendance Notices (CANs) for additional fraud-related offences on Thursday 22 October 2020.

The younger man was charged with 18 additional offences, while the older man was charged with 12 additional offences.

The pair are due to reappear at the Downing Centre Local Court today (Wednesday 11 November 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Antree are continuing.

The Organised Crime Squad’s Casino and Racing Investigation Unit is comprised of detectives who investigate organised criminal activity targeting or connected with licenced casinos and the NSW racing industry.

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