Police said to expect thousands of illicit New Year’s Eve parties Thursday

Police believe thousands of underground New Year’s Eve parties are being planned around the country tomorrow, against coronavirus health regulations, Channel 12 reports.

Authorities are basing their assessment on intel, including data gleaned from social media. Parties are expected to be held in private homes, rented properties and public parks.

Some 2,000 officers will deploy throughout the country to stop illicit gatherings, with cops also using choppers and drones to help them patrol, the report says.