More than 340 arrested in islandwide anti-crime blitz

As part of a four-day islandwide anti-crime blitz, the Singapore Police Force, together with several law enforcement agencies, have arrested 343 people in a string of operations which started on Monday and ended late Thursday night.

Some 193 of those arrested are suspected to have committed loansharking offences.

Led by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), law enforcement officers from the police, Central Narcotics Bureau, and Singapore Customs also conducted targeted raids and checks at public entertainment outlets and public spaces in the vicinity of Geylang, Changi Village, Downtown Marina, Serangoon Road, South Bridge Road, Tampines and Aljunied.

About 110 people were arrested for various offences such as immigration, drug and vice-related offences and another 49 were issued summons for possession of contraband cigarettes.

Director of the CID, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck said: "Together with other law enforcement agencies, police will continue to take tough enforcement action against those inclined to crime so as to keep Singapore safe and secure."

Investigations against those arrested are on-going.