Sanya Police sets up plainclothes squad to crack down on street crimes
The "SEALS" plainclothes squad members practise fighting skills in Sanya
A squad of plainclothes police officers, the first of its kind in Sanya, a touristic tropical city on China’s Hainan Island, has arrested more than 90 criminals since it was set up this June, reports sanya.hinews.cn.
In recent years, street crimes, especially robbery, snatches and theft, have been on the rise with the rapid development of Sanya’s economy and tourism. To better solve the problem, Sanya police established the plainclothes squad on 1st June and named it “SEALS”.
The squad consists of 70 plainclothes police officers and is divided into two groups which is responsible for Hedong District and Hexiang District respectively.
According to Sanya police, the squad has smashed 2 criminal gangs and arrested 92 criminals in 4 months since its establishment.
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