15 suspects who operated vice website featuring foreign female escorts arrested

Fifteen people were arrested in a two-day operation conducted by the police to cripple an online vice syndicate on Mar 22 and 23.

The police said in a statement on Mar 28 that the suspects had operated a vice website which featured foreign female escorts who had advertised sexual services online.

During the operation, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted simultaneous raids at locations including Beach Road, Jellicoe Road, Mayo Street, Tan Quee Lan Street and Raffles Boulevard.

A total of 13 women and two men, aged between 20 and 25, were arrested for their suspected involvement in the vice syndicate.

Case exhibits such as mobile phones and a CCTV camera were also seized for investigations.

The police said that the two men have been charged in court while investigations against the women are ongoing.

Under the Woman's Charter, those who knowingly live on the earnings of the prostitution of another person may face a jail term of up to five years and a fine of up to S$10,000.