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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Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) leader Raj Purohit on Wednesday denied a sting operation that was reportedly conducted on him.
Summary: Police were apprehending suspect in sting operation after he reportedly conned a manager
UTTARAKHAND chief minister Harish Rawat was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) on Tuesday in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him.
In a statement issued here, the Minister said Federal and Provincial governments should learn a lesson and get guidance instead of showing an annoyance on such a sting operation.
A sting operation was staged and the suspect was caught red-handed with drugs.
Her body was found in a wooded area outside of Saskatoon in August 2008 after Hales confessed to undercover officers during the sting operation that he killed Bosse and burned her body.
on Friday on charges of solicitation of a prostitute after a sting operation.
The Cobrapost on the basis of a sting operation it had carried over a period of two years claimed that the demolition was elaborately planned by the various wings of the Sangh Parivar and executed with precision by its volunteers, who were trained by retired high-ranking army officers.
Global Banking News-June 20, 2013--Indian sting operation also reveals honest bankers(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
The chief minister intervened after the Gonda superintendent of police claimed that he caught Pandey -- a small time politician -- in a sting operation.
A Sri Lankan cricket official said Tuesday they are studying tapes of a television sting operation purportedly showing international umpires agreeing to help fix matches at the concluded World T20.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- The taskforces assigned to free Emirati Mohammed Khamees Majid from his kidnappers in Nigeria succeeded in capturing the culprits and freeing him through a sting operation, said Major-General Abdul Aziz Maktoum Al Sharifi, Director-General of Federal Preventive Security and Investigations at the Ministry of Interior (MoI).