sting operation

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Noun1.sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, con, sting - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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Sting operations are common in the world but Iqrar-ul- Hassan was misbehaved in Karachi.
Sources said the arrests followed a series of sting operations conducted by the Anti-Narcotics Directorate.
Big" sting operations, which was handed down after closing arguments had been made but before a verdict was delivered.
THE message on the radio channels is loud and clear: sting operations by citizens on rogue Delhi cops are welcome to deal with the menace of corruption in the force.
24, ( ANI ): A day after m dmi Party (P) leader Manish Sisodia revealed that he has received a message from someone saying Rs 12 crore were given for the sting operations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Sunday said that to hide one lie they are telling 100 lies.
All license holders had been put on notice of ongoing sting operations before the operation, the chief said.
Throughout Mayor Bloomberg's sting operations of gun dealers and his mayoral coalition against illegal guns, he has rebuffed the firearm industry's offers of assistance.
Since drug law enforcement commonly involves creating crimes through sting operations, it's not such a leap to create crimes by inventing them from whole cloth (or chalk), especially if you already suspect your target is a drug dealer.
Sting operations will begin this summer,backed by the Police Standards Unit and the Association of Chief Police Officers.
7) In an effort to combat this problem, many police agencies supplement surveillance activities with sting operations, during which a minor operative attempts to purchase alcohol from various licensed establishments, such as convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
The court found that law enforcement's manufacture of crack cocaine for use in reverse sting operations "shocked the conscience," and violated the due process clause of the state constitution.