24 women arrested during police operation at massage establishments, nightclubs

A total of 24 women were nabbed during an enforcement operation against unlicensed massage establishments and public entertainment outlets from Nov 28 to Nov 29.

The two-day operation was conducted along Rangoon Road, Anson Road, Lavender Street, Syed Alwi Road and Raffles Boulevard by Central Police Division.

During the operation, three massage establishments were found to have contravened massage establishment licensing conditions.

Five women, aged between 19 and 34, were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter.

Meanwhile, two public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened public entertainment licensing conditions.

Eighteen women, aged between 20 and 36, were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

A 32-year-old woman was also arrested for an offence under the Immigration Act.

Actions will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Massage Establishment Act 2017 and the Public Entertainments Act, said the police.

"The police will continue to take tough enforcement action against criminal activities and those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law," they added.