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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He served as a driver with the so-called 'snatch squad', who would attempt to grab and detain riot ringleaders in the middle of the trouble.
The snatch squad took five catalytic converters from vans at Cicely Commercials in Brownrigg Loaning and also Arnold Clark, Annan Road, overnight between Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5.
A snatch squad, unaware of Jamal Khashoggi's poor health, is believed to have killed him as he struggled to resist being taken.
A snatch squad, unaware of Jamal Khashoggi's poor health, are believed to have killed him as he struggled to resist being taken.
Then we were asked for volunteers to cut through the lines as a snatch squad to rescue injured policemen, but the only protection we had was a plastic hat!
The court heard Jones had served in the Army with "great distinction" and had since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by tours of duty as a company sniper who also worked with an elite snatch squad.
The court could form the view that Mr Jones' decision making in this respect though clearly impaired and clearly reckless was at least in part governed by the urge to eliminate the immediate threat to human life those hand grenades in a domestic context in proximity with young children created." The court heard Jones had served in the Army with "great distinction" and had since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by tours of duty as a company sniper who also worked with an elite snatch squad.
Sergeant Eddie Collins was leading an SAS snatch squad which discovered terror chief Abu Jarrah sleeping on the roof of a house in Baghdad.
According to the Washington Post, the snatch squad conducted most of its communications via nonsecure cellphones, permitting the Italians to re-trace all of their movements.
A SNATCH squad grabbed Shataj Sajid, 11 and her brother Muhammed, 14, from school amid accusations they were being treated like terrorists.
But the American FBI had received conflicting information that he was in Damascus and Eichmann was allowed to live out the rest of the 1950s before eventually being captured in Buenos Aires by an Israeli secret service Mossad snatch squad on a suburban street.
Another in the series shows a mother attempting to talk to her son about drugs, prompting him to call in a military snatch squad to arrest her.