IN A multi-agency operation involving more than 400 officers led by the Criminal Investigation Department on Friday, 175 people were arrested for a range of criminal offences.
The 84 men and 91 women are being investigated for offences such as gang-related activities, immigration offences, illegal employment, peddling of contraband cigarettes, vice-related activities, consumption of controlled drugs, disorderly behaviour, and violations under the Poisons Act and Medicines Act.
The operation, which lasted for more than 12 hours, involved officers from the Singapore Police Force, Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore Customs and the Health Sciences Authority.
This article was first published in The Straits Times.
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