Police arrest 60 in Geylang in 3-day joint raid

Police arrest 60 in Geylang in 3-day joint raid
Police arrested 60 people during a 3-day joint raid at Geylang.
PHOTO: Singapore Police Force

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested 60 people in Geylang for various offences during a three-day multi-agency joint operation that ended on July 21. 

The operation, which involved officers from the Singapore Customs, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Criminal Investigation Department and Health Sciences Authority, covered the streets and hotels in Geylang.

Four men were arrested for peddling contraband cigarettes and illegal sale of cough mixture and tablets. The street value of the items seized amounted to over $11,000. 

Seven women were arrested for vice-related offences committed in residential units and four men were also arrested for drug related offences.

A total of 44 men, aged between 17 and 65, were arrested for gaming in public and for promoting public gaming as well, while a 34-year-old man was arrested under the Secret Society Act. 

Police said investigations against the suspects are ongoing.


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