5 women, 2 men arrested at public entertainment outlets for employment and drug offences

Five women and two men were arrested for immigration, employment and drug-related offences in an enforcement operation conducted against public entertainment outlets on Mar 7.

The police said in a statement yesterday (Mar 8) that the suspects are aged between 20 and 50 years old, and were arrested at outlets in Jalan Sultan, North Bridge Road and Kampong Bahru Road.

The public entertainment outlet licensees were found to be employing foreigners without work permits, an offence under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

"The police will continue to take tough enforcement action against those who are involved in such illegal activities and they will be dealt with in accordance with the law," the statement added.

Investigations are ongoing.