35 women and 2 men arrested in police raids: Women had advertised their sexual services online

Thirty-five women and two men, aged between 21 and 42, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.

The police said in a statement that officers from Tanglin Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Department conducted raids at multiple massage establishments, hotels and commercial units at Balestier Road, Outram Road, Upper Paya Lebar, and Selegie Road.

The raids were conducted between Mar 1 and Mar 23.

Investigations against the 37 individuals are ongoing. The two men arrested, aged 21 and 23, are being investigated for organising the provision of sexual services.

"Vice syndicates have been leveraging technology to extend their reach and facilitate their operations with increasing sophistication," the police said.

"The women arrested during this operation had advertised their sexual services online.

"The police will spare no effort to clamp down and take tough enforcement action against vice activities."

Those convicted under the Women’s Charter of using online platforms linked to Singapore to offer or facilitate the provision of paid sexual services by a woman or girl to another person can be fined up to $100,000 and jailed for up to five years.

Under the same Act, those who live off earnings from prostitutes could face a mandatory jail term of up to seven years and a $100,000 fine.