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Updated: 12/31/2012 03:07 | By Channel NewsAsia

14 nabbed in anti—crime blitz in eastern region

14 nabbed in anti—crime blitz in eastern region


14 nabbed in anti—crime blitz in eastern region

SINGAPORE: Fourteen people have been arrested for suspected involvement in criminal activities in the eastern part of Singapore.

They are suspected of having been involved in activities involving drugs, secret societies, contraband cigarettes, as well as loansharking.

They were nabbed during a multi—agency operation by the police, Central Narcotics Bureau, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Health Sciences Authority, National Environment Agency, National Parks Board and Singapore Customs.

During the 10—hour operation, which started at 8pm on Saturday, 660 people were checked at locations in Geylang, Changi, Pasir Ris and East Coast Park.

Summonses were issued to illegal hawkers in Geylang.

— CNA/xq

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