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, hustle, con, sting - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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Summary: New Delhi, (India) August 28 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday interrogated Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP KD Singh in connection with Narada sting operation case along with whistleblower Mathew Samuel in Delhi headquarters for around two and half hours.
The team, comprising officials of ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Security (DSS) also arrested five persons said to be agents of the corps officials in a sting operation carried out simultaneously in the six geo-political zones.
The suspect Angelito Villafania allegedly pulled out a .38-caliber gun when he realized it was a sting operation.
Jed Clamor, the commander of Toril Police Station, led his men in the sting operation that resulted in the arrest of Allen Dave Perez Urtado, 39, married, driver, a resident of Lipadas, Barangay Daliao, Toril at 1:30 a.m.
This comes hours after seven other suspects were arrested with fake currency in the same area after a sting operation on Saturday.
Summary: Sting operation has come has a rude shock to the BJP government in the state
Twenty individuals were arrested in Florida in a workers' compensation insurance fraud sting operation involving unlicensed contractors in Pasco County in "Operation Hot Water," according to a statement from Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis on Sept.
Anti-drug officers took down a dealer in a sting operation on Friday in Kratie province's Bos Leav commune.
It is a different matter that in the end only a few unfortunate ones suffer on account of any sting operation because the allegations could not be proved in a court of law.
According to Senior Inspector Saturnino Aggabao, deputy chief, Tubania did not reach the hospital alive after he was shot during a sting operation.
The unidentified hired hitman had also been part of the elaborate sting operation, the SBU said.
The joint Bukit Aman and Johor contingent Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department (NCID) team also seized two cars, a motorcycle and about RM2,500 in cash during the sting operation at the Bandar Seri Alam KFC restaurant in Seri Alam here last Monday.