Australian man arrested for match-fixing international table tennis tournaments

A man has in Australia has been charged into an alleged transnational gambling syndicate placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments.

Detectives from the New South Wales State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad searched at least nine different locations and arrested a 40 year-old-man on Wednesday.

During the searches, detectives seized USD $9,087 in cash, documentation and electronic devices, according to the Organized Crime Squad.

‘Strike Force Brombal’ was established in June to “investigate a transnational gambling syndicate allegedly placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments,” said the police statement.

The mas has been charged for the use of “corrupt conduct information to bet” and “knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal,” added the statement.

Police said the man had received information relating to fix table tennis matches in Europe. “Corrupt bets were subsequently placed on the matches, resulting in winnings valued at USD $378,000.”