Gang arrests in Singapore on decline due to tougher laws, enforcement and prevention programmes

Suspected members of unlawful societies being arrested during a two-week operation conducted by the CID and police, from Dec 21, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021.
Suspected members of unlawful societies being arrested during a two-week operation conducted by the CID and police, from Dec 21, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - When Aw Teck Boon, a 43-year-old living in a one-room Housing Board flat in the Jalan Besar area, died in 1999, some believed it would mark the decline of secret societies in Singapore.

Aw, a fiery key leader of the Sio Kun Tong gang, was found stabbed to death in Geylang by rivals.

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