13 nabbed for gang-related activities

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) hasĀ arrested 13 people suspected of gang-related activities in operations that took place between last Sunday (June 4) and yesterday (Saturday, June 10).

The operations came after Police were alerted to a gathering of secret society members at a wake and funeral procession last Sunday at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 Block 483.

In a press release, the Police explained that itĀ had also received information about the chanting of secret society slogans at Mandai Crematorium.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Jurong Police Division were involved in the operations.

The 13 suspects who were nabbed are aged between 16 and 49.

Investigations against the subjects are in progress, and operations to identify and arrest other suspects are ongoing.

Said the Police in the release:

"The Police take a very stern view of gang-related activities and will continue with tough enforcement efforts and come down hard on those who choose to be associated with gangs and their activities.

"Anyone convicted for being a member of an unlawful society under section 14(3) of the Societies Act, Chapter 311, is liable to be sentenced to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to three years or to both."

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