15 Sep 2013

Football fixing arrests in Melbourne

5:14 pm on 15 September 2013

Victorian Police say they have smashed a multi-million dollar match-fixing ring involving the Victorian Premier League football competition.

Police have arrested 10 people after executing search warrants across Melbourne.

Police said the operation had been underway since August, following information from the Football Federation of Australia.

It is believed the players and staff involved are all affiliated with the one sporting club.

Many of players arrested are from the United Kingdom and were playing in the Victorian league in their off-season.

It's believed there has been estimated betting winnings in Australia and overseas of more than $2 million identified in connection with the match-fixing ring.

Those arrested are expected to face match fixing charges, which can attract a 10-year maximum penalty.