66 nabbed in police blitz

After a three-day operation, 66 people have been arrested for allegedly committing various offences, including vice activities.

In a statement yesterday, police said the enforcement operation involving several government agencies was held from Wednesday to Friday. The people were detained for suspected offences such as involvement in vice activities, voluntarily allowing their bank accounts to be used by unlicensed moneylenders, as well as drug and immigration offences.

The blitz was led by the Jurong Police Division, and supported by the Traffic Police, Central Narcotics Bureau, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

It saw checks conducted on 938 people and 656 vehicles at Singapore's land checkpoints and locations in the west of Singapore.

Investigations against all the suspects are ongoing.

Deputy assistant commissioner of police Koh Wei Keong, who is the commander of Jurong division, thanked all the agencies involved for their support and said: "This joint operation led by the police is part of ongoing Home Team enforcement efforts to clamp down on criminal activities.

"The police will continue to work closely with other Home Team agencies to deal with those who conduct such illicit activities."

Linette Lai

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 20, 2015, with the headline '66 nabbed in police blitz'. Print Edition | Subscribe