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27 suspects arrested for drug-related, gambling offences

Twenty-seven suspects have been arrested for drug-related and gambling offences in two separate operations in Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Punggol, Sengkang and Paya Lebar. 

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 27 suspects for drug-related and gambling offences in two separate operations.

Eighteen suspects were arrested in a joint operation led by the Ang Mo Kio Police Division in the early hours of Tuesday.

The operation was carried out in public housing estates and public entertainment outlets in Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Punggol and Sengkang.

Sixteen persons were arrested for drug-related offences and two for gambling offences.

Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) also took part in the operation.

One entertainment outlet was found to be in breach of its licence and SCDF also detected two fire-safety violations.

In a separate five-hour operation, nine suspects -- aged between 22 and 66 -- were arrested for operating a gambling den or gaming in a commercial building along Upper Paya Lebar Road.

The police said officers from Tanglin Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Department's Specialised Crime Branch raided the unit on Wednesday.

They seized 18 modified computers and cash amounting to S$1,280.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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