42 nabbed in anti-crime operations, another five arrested for rioting with deadly weapon

SINGAPORE - A total of 42 people were arrested by police in island-wide operations on Wednesday and Thursday for various offences.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and six Police Land Divisions conducted anti-crime operations at various locations and nabbed 38 men and four women for offences including cheating, criminal breach of trust, theft and unlicensed moneylending.

Investigations are ongoing.

CID deputy director, Assistant Commissioner of Police Florence Chua, said in a statement on Thursday: "Police take a stern view of those who try to evade the law and we will spare no effort to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice."

Separately, five male suspects aged between 16 and 22 were arrested by police on Wednesday for rioting with a deadly weapon.

The group of five had allegedly attacked a 21-year-old male victim on Tuesday evening and one of them used a knife to injure the victim. The group fled before police arrived.

Officers from Jurong Police Division later arrested the assailants at various locations.

If convicted, they face a jail term of up to 10 years and caning.

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