Singapore was once known as 'Chicago of the East': Former cop

Former police officer Davy Chan said it was hard to avoid the gangs growing up, and there were often turf wars. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Secret societies now are largely made up of loosely organised street gangs and mainly comprise younger members who flit between different groups.

Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said this in a written parliamentary reply in February last year.

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