39 arrested for various offences including offering sexual services and gambling

Seven men and 32 women, aged between 21 and 71, were nabbed in a police operation against vice and gambling activities from March 7 to 10.

The series of raids targeting were conducted along Beach Road, Bencoolen Street, Rochor Canal Road, Desker Road, Jalan Sultan, Seng Poh Road and Crawford Lane.

Thirty women were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter.

These women were believed to be offering sexual services and operating from hotels and rented apartments, said the police in a statement on Tuesday (March 12).

Five men and two women were arrested for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act. Cash amounting to $392 was seized.

Another two men were caught for immigration-related offences.

Investigations are ongoing.