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68 suspects detained in connection with protection rackets

By JT - Jan 25,2018 - Last updated at Jan 25,2018

AMMAN — Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have arrested 68 suspects in connection with protection rackets across the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Thursday.

After complaints from citizens and tip-offs that some victims do not report alleged protection rackets, a joint team from CID initiated a special security campaign since the beginning of the past week.

Legal action was taken against repeat offenders and were directly referred to a detention centre, others were referred to local governors and were administratively detained, while the rest were still under investigation, according to Petra.

The department called on residents to take the initiative and report cases related to protection rackets.

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