Three A-League players were arrested on Friday morning, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Squad into alleged betting corruption under Strike Force Beaconview (stock image)

  • Three A-League footballers arrested on Friday
  • Follows investigation into alleged betting corruption
  • Trio of un-named players are all based in Sydney

Three A-League players were arrested on Friday morning, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Squad into alleged betting corruption under Strike Force Beaconview.

Investigations revealed a senior player was allegedly taking instructions from a man – believed to be offshore in South America – to organise for yellow cards to occur during certain games in exchange for profit.

The number of yellow cards were allegedly manipulated during games played on Friday November 24 last year as well as Saturday December 9.

Failed attempts were then allegedly made to control the number of yellow cards during games on Saturday April 20 this year and then on Saturday May 4.

Following extensive inquiries, about 6am on Friday, strike force detectives – with assistance from Central Metropolitan Region Operational Support Group, Odin – executed a search warrant in South Coogee, where they arrested a 33-year-old man.

He was taken to Mascot Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with two counts of engage in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of an event, and two counts of facilitate in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of an event.

Three A-League players were arrested on Friday morning, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Squad into alleged betting corruption under Strike Force Beaconview (stock image)

Three A-League players were arrested on Friday morning, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Squad into alleged betting corruption under Strike Force Beaconview (stock image)

The trio of un-named football players are all based in Sydney (stock image)

The trio of un-named football players are all based in Sydney (stock image)

Simultaneously, strike force detectives – with assistance from Raptor Squad, Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad, and North West Metropolitan Operational Support Group – executed three other search warrants in Parramatta, West Hoxton and Emu Plains in Sydney’s west.

At the Parramatta address, detectives arrested a 27-year-old man. 

He was taken to Parramatta Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with engage in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of an event.

In West Hoxton, detectives arrested a 32-year-old man. He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with engage in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of an event.

Organised Crime Squad detectives are working with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Sports Integrity Australia, Football Australia, Australian Professional Leagues, and the NSW Crime Commission as inquiries continue.

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