THE Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been making a show of force this month, leading three weekend raids that have resulted in more than 300 arrests for various crimes.
In the latest operation this past weekend, the CID - along with officers from the Singapore Customs, Central Narcotics Bureau and other parts of the police force - arrested 111 people.
More than half were women. The suspects, aged between 19 and 60, were arrested in entertainment outlets and back alleys in eight locations including Jurong, Geylang and Orchard Road. They comprised Singaporeans and foreigners from the region who are believed to be linked to gang activities, employment-related offences or vice.
In the first weekend of this month, the CID led another islandwide operation that yielded 144 arrests for offences that included gang activities, contraband cigarette peddling, employment-related infringements and vice.