100 arrests made ahead of OlympicsJanuary 25th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials have announced that they have arrested nearly 100 people ahead of the Olympic Games this year. London will be hosting the event this summer and security remains one of the top priorities ahead of the start of the games.
The Home Secretary announced that most of the people arrested are criminals who had targeted the upcoming event. Organized crime remains the biggest threat to the games, according to the country’s police.
With six months to the game, Theresa May told the press that the British police and other security agencies are prepared for “all eventualities.” She said the police have taken robust attitude to crime to ensure that the games pass without any major incident.
97 people have currently been arrested for various offenses. Mary told reporters that, “Police are sending a very clear message that we’re not going to tolerate intrusions by organized criminals into the Olympic Games. We are also helping the police and Locog (Games organizers) to deal with the other emerging threats that have faced the Home Office in recent months, such as encampment protests.”
London will host the event in June. The country has promised the world a spectacular event following the standards set by China when the country hosted the event in 2008 in Beijing.
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