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Queensland Racing Crime Squad arrest

Detectives attached to the Queensland Racing Crime Squad have concluded an investigation relating to a harness racing participant.

A 35-year-old man from Mt Cotton has been charged and released on bail in relation to one charge of match-fixing.

Police will allege the man affected the outcome of a harness race at Redcliffe on 9 December 2016.

He is the third industry participant to be charged with match-fixing.

The offence of engaging in match-fixing conduct was added to the state's criminal code in 2014 and carries a maximum penatly of 10 years' imprisonment.

Since its inception on July 1, 2016, the QRCS has been embedded with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission at Albion and is tasked with investigating serious animal cruelty, and major and organised crime across all three codes of racing.