20 arrested, 8 unlicensed massage parlours detected in enforcement operation

One man and 19 women were arrested during a three-day enforcement operation against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets from Jan 8 to Jan 10.

The three-day operation was conducted along Upper Cross Street, Jalan Besar, Jalan Klapa, Mayo Street, Dunlop Street, South Bridge Road and Duxton Hill by Central Police Division.

During the operation, eight unlicensed massage establishments were detected.

Eight women, aged between 21 and 35, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter.

Two public entertainment outlets were also found to have contravened licensing conditions.

Eleven women and one man, aged between 19 and 37, were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

Actions will also be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Public Entertainment Act and Massage Establishment Act 2017.