106 women and 1 man arrested during anti-vice operation at hotels, condos and HDB flats

A man and 106 women, aged between 19 and 55, were arrested during a 32-day enforcement operation against vice-related activities.

The police said that between Aug 27 and Sep 27, sustained coordinated enforcement operations were conducted at multiple locations island-wide.

These included condominiums, hotels and residential units in Jurong, Sims Avenue, Hougang, Geylang, Admiralty, Tiong Bahru, Kim Keat Road, Choa Chu Kang, Eastwood, Middle Road and Moulmein Road.

"The police will continue to work with members of the public on the information submitted regarding vice activities and will take tough enforcement action against those involved in such activities," added the authorities in a statement on Thursday (Oct 3).

"HDB flats are meant for residential purposes, and the use of flats for vice activities is strictly prohibited.

"Flat owners play an important role in preventing vice in heartlands, and are reminded to conduct regular checks on their tenants to prevent vice activities from proliferating in residential estates."

Any person who knowingly solicits, receives or agrees to receive any gratification as an inducement or reward for providing any service, and who by providing that service does or will aid the prostitution of another woman or girl, may be punished on conviction with jail of up to five years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Any man convicted of a second or subsequent offence may also be caned in addition to any jail term.