157 women and 5 men arrested in raids targeting online vice syndicates

Five men and 157 women, aged between 19 and 48, were arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities following a 23-day police operation that ended on Aug 7.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and six Police Land Divisions had conducted coordinated raids targeting online vice syndicates at multiple locations islandwide.

These included condominiums, hotels and residential units at Geylang, Jalan Sultan, Cavenagh Road as well as Balestier Road, resulting in the arrest of 162 suspects.

During the operation, items including laptops and mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

Investigations are ongoing.

In a statement, the police said they will continue to work with members of the public on the information submitted regarding vice activities and take tough enforcement action against those involved in such activities.