427 men and women checked during police operation at nightclubs, 36 arrested

Thirty six men and women, aged between 21 and 31, were arrested during a one-month enforcement operation at public entertainment outlets.

A total of 427 men and women, aged between 21 and 65, were checked during the operations jointly conducted by the Central Police Division, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Central Narcotics Bureau.

The 36 suspects were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Misuse of Drugs Act, Societies Act and Liquor Control Act, said the police in a statement.

Eighteen public entertainment outlets were also found to have contravened licensing conditions and actions will be taken against the licensees of these outlets under the Public Entertainment Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

The police added that they "take a serious view of anyone who commit violent crimes or public nuisance in the vicinity of public entertainment outlets and will continue to take tough enforcement actions against such activities."