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Plain clothes officers target litterbugs in latest NEA enforcement blitz

Published on Apr 12, 2014 6:19 PM

To the average passer-by, the man in a striped shirt loitering in the open-air area next to Woodlands MRT station on Saturday afternoon was just one of many other people who appeared to be waiting for someone.

He was, in a way. As part of a team of six plain-clothes officers from the National Environment Agency (NEA), he was waiting to catch litterbugs in action as part of the agency's latest enforcement blitz conducted islandwide at more than 30 littering hotspots.

Working in teams of two, officers keep a lookout for offenders. Once someone is caught throwing rubbish on the floor, officers approach them and identify themselves as NEA officers before issuing a ticket.

There are about 92 littering hotspots in Singapore - mostly busy areas like MRT stations - and enforcement blitzes are conducted regularly.

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