Interpol urges arrest of
The head of Interpol today
to move against one of its
citizens considered Singapore
a key suspect in global football match-rigging, saying its
failure to do so "distresses the world".
Secretary-General Ronald Noble made the comment as
Interpol and world football officials wrapped up a two-day
with a pledge to work more closely in Kuala Lumpur
combatting the growing scourge of match-fixing.
In a press conference closing the gathering, Noble took
aim at Tan Seet Eng, also known as Dan Tan, who has emerged as
a central figure in the suspected rigging of nearly 700 games
Tan's name has cropped up in multiple match-rigging
investigations but remains at large in
have said they need hard evidence before arresting anyone. Tan
has denied wrongdoing.
"The fact that there can be an alleged organised crime
head operating in a country known to be safe, secure like
However, he praised the city-state for tipping off
Interpol and Italian authorities on the arrival in
Thursday of an alleged associate of Tan's who is wanted in
Noble did not name the man, who flew to
"I want to compliment the
police not just
their activity yesterday but their activity constantly in
fighting international crime, including matchfixing," he said
in a closing speech.