2 women arrested for advertising sexual services online and operating from rented unit

An enforcement operation against vice activities and massage establishments on Jan 9 saw two women, aged 24 and 31, arrested.

The operation was conducted along MacPherson, Upper Paya Lebar and Taman Ho Swee by Tanglin Police Division.

The women, who were nabbed for offences under the Immigration Act and the Women’s Charter, had advertised their sexual services online and operated from a rented unit, according to preliminary investigations

One massage establishment was also found to be operating without a valid license.

Investigations are ongoing.

Landlords are advised to ensure that tenants do not carry out vice activities inside their premises.

Unlicensed brothel operators can be given a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or up to five years' jail.

Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can be jailed up to five years and fined up to $10,000.