A five-day multi-agency enforcement blitz has seen 125 people arrested for a variety of offences, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a news release on Saturday (28 October).
In total, 62 men and 63 women – aged between 18 and 62 – were arrested in the joint operation, which covered multiple locations in the western and norther parts of Singapore, including Tuas, Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands.
Wide range of crimes
Over the period 22 to 26 October, 47 women were arrested for their suspect involvement in vice-related activities at residential units and employment-related offences at public entertainment outlets.
Meanwhile, 14 men and three women were nabbed for e-commerce scams and commercial crime-related offences. These suspects are thought to be involved in 60 cases, in which victims lost over $356,000, said the SPF.
Another 48 men and 13 women were also arrested for loansharking activities, immigration-related offences, outrage of modesty, robbery and other offences. A total of 4,332 packs of duty unpaid cigarettes were also seized – with the amount out unpaid duty and Goods and Services Tax amounting to $43,890 and $3,190, respectively.
The operation was led by the Jurong Police Division and supported by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Customs.
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