06 Dec '17, 7am

More arrests being made on public transport

SINGAPORE: Arrests by Singapore’s Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) have risen over the last two years, it was revealed on Wednesday (Dec 6). Up until October this year, 688 arrests were made compared to 676 in 2016 and 545 in 2015. TransCom was established in 2009 to step up security patrols at train stations and bus interchanges. The unit deploys officers to protect the public against potential acts of terrorism and to assist in crowd management. Dog handler, Staff Sergeant Wong Wen Xiong, ensures Esso leaves nothing unsniffed. (Photo: Gwyneth Teo) Drug-related and molestation arrests are among some of the cases that TransCom officers have been dealing with. "There was an instance where someone tried to run away when drugs were found on them. A really short chase ensued, and they really had to hold on to the person and the person even tried to bite my colleagu...

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