28 arrested in Geylang for vice and gambling activities, drug and customs-related offences

Six women and 22 men were arrested during a multi-agency joint operation in Geylang from June 8 to June 21.

Led by Bedok Police Division, the operation also involved enforcement officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Central Narcotic Bureau (CNB), Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), and Singapore Customs.

During the enforcement operation targeting illegal gambling activities, 18 men and two women, aged between 21 and 68, were arrested for offences under the Common Gaming House Act.

"Cash amounting to more than $8,900 and gambling-related paraphernalia were seized," said the police in a statement.

Four women, aged between 21 to 51, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter. They had allegedly advertised sexual services online and were operating from rented apartments in Geylang.

Four men, aged between 21 and 55, were arrested for suspected drug and customs-related offences. One of them is also assisting HSA with investigations into offences under the Health Products Act.

Contraband cigarettes and illegal medicine were also seized during the raid. The total value of the seized items amounted to over $22,300.

Investigations are ongoing.

The police said they are also investigating the 28 individuals for breaching safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

They added: "The authorities will continue to clamp down on criminal activities and those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law."

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