85 people arrested for alleged drug, immigration, moneylending offences

SINGAPORE-The police arrested 85 people for alleged drug, immigration, moneylending and driving offences on Thursday and Friday.

The Jurong Police Division - together with the Traffic Police, Central Narcotics Bureau, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and Singapore Civil Defence Force - conducted checks on 1,340 people and 164 vehicles at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints as well as various locations in the western part of Singapore during the two days.

While investigations are ongoing, the suspects were allegedly drink driving and allowing their bank accounts to be used by unlicensed moneylenders. They were also suspected of committing drug-related and immigration offences, having found to be in possession of drug-related paraphernalia and approximately 44 grams of heroin.

Commander of Jurong Police Division, deputy assistant commissioner of police Wilson Lim, said: "Police will continue to work closely with other Home Team agencies to deal with those who conduct such illicit activities."

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