Cop Charged With Accepting Bribes, Placing Bets On Illegal TOTO And 4D

A police officer was charged on Friday (Sept 25) with allegedly obtaining bribes and placing illegal bets in 2014.

Staff Sergeant Woo Poh Liang, 28, faces two counts of corruptly obtaining gratification totalling $35,000 to help Beltran Angelo Salvador evade prosecution in an insult of modesty case.

Woo is alleged to have accepted one portion of the money in an interview room at Clementi Police Division on Sept 17 last year.

Around the same day, Woo had allegedly collected more money from Salvador at a taxi stand near Outram Park MRT station.

Woo also faces 18 counts for offences under the Common Gaming Act and Betting Act.

From May to July 2014, Woo, who had joined the police force in 2008, had allegedly placed bets illegally on FIFA World Cup matches, Toto and 4D amounting to about $27,500.

Woo has been granted a $30,000 bail.

A pre-trial conference is set for Oct 22.



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