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Twenty-five people, aged between 18 and 38, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities, the police said in a statement on Friday (Mar 17).
On Mar 7, the police conducted a raid in the vicinity of South Bridge Road and arrested four women and a 31-year-old man for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.
Through further investigations, the identity of another 32-year-old man was established and he was arrested on Mar 15.
Nineteen more women were arrested in the vicinity of Geylang Lorong 12 for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.
The 32-year-old man will be charged on Friday and remanded for further investigations.
The police said vice syndicates have leveraged technology to facilitate their operations and extend their reach, with increasing sophistication in their modus operandi, by running their business remotely, often from overseas.
The police will spare no effort to clamp down and take tough enforcement action on vice activities.
Under the Women's Charter, any person who, in the course of business uses a remote communication service with a Singapore link to offer or facilitate the provision by a woman or girl to another person of sexual services in Singapore in return for payment or reward faces a fine of up to $100,000, up to five years' jail, or both.
Repeat offenders will face a fine of up to $150,000, up to seven years' jail, or both.
Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of a woman or girl will receive up to seven years' jail and a fine of up to $100,000.
Repeat offenders face a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $150,000.