snatch squad

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snatch squad

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a squad of soldiers or police trained to deal with demonstrations by picking out and arresting the alleged ringleaders
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snatch squad

n (Brit) → Greifertrupp m (inf)
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Many were assaulted, some seriously, before snatch squads seized them and took them to temporary detention centres.
He recalled: "On big match days we used to have all of the CID officers working in scruffs as snatch squads on the station.
Short-shield snatch squads dragged protesters on the ground through booted police lines.
Where were the snatch squads hidden in the bushes to really surprise the thugs, actually doing something to disrupt their nightly disturbances?
They have endured deprivation and risked abduction and beatings by snatch squads of state thugs and the bullets fired from the guns of icy-eyed police snipers perched high above them.
Men were plucked from picket lines by snatch squads of police and thrown into the back of Black Marias like common criminals.
When our armies come home from the middle east perhaps they can set up snatch squads to remove them from our streets.
POLICE snatch squads have made more than 25 arrests in a high-profile crime blitz across Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
The Sajid family - mum Raheela and children Muhammad, 14, and Shahtaj, 11 - were held by immigration snatch squads on July 8.
Snatch squads, aided by US air support, staged a night of raids in Iraq's rebel heartland, despite warnings from UN Secretary Kofi Annan.
SNATCH squads from the Black Watch have been hunting down Iraqi terrorist masterminds behind the deaths of three of their pals, The People can reveal.
Meanwhile, Black Watch snatch squads staged a night of raids against suspected terror masterminds in IraqOs rebel heartland.