22 Feb 2013

Match fixing suspect hands himself in

7:37 am on 22 February 2013

Italian police have arrested a fugitive Slovenian associate of the alleged football matchfixing kingpin Tan Seet Eng after he flew into Milan from Singapore to hand himself over.

The 31 year old man had been on the run since December 2011 and is considered a "key element" in Italy's probe into match-fixing between 2009 and 2011.

Last year the head of an anti-corruption watchdog estimated that 3.5 billion dollars was gambled on sport every day, most of it coming from Asia and wagered on football matches.