Convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, two years after the Singaporean was jailed in the Nordic country for bribing Finnish league players, officials said on April 23.
Detective Superintendent Jari Nieminen of the National Bureau of Investigation said Perumal was arrested last week and that officers were examining the warrant before deciding on further action. He declined to make any further comment.
High on FIFA’s most wanted suspects, the case helped lift the veil on the shadowy and lucrative world of fixing football matches in betting scams. FIFA linked Perumal to a conspiracy to fix matches in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central and South America.
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