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Enforcement operations against public entertainment outlets and unlicensed massage establishments located along Jalan Besar and Little India on Jan 9 and 10 led to an arrest of 17 women in total.
Six women aged between 21 and 43, who were providing sexual services and working illegally as masseurs, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
Three outlets were also found to be providing massage services without valid licences.
Actions will be taken against the owners of these unlicensed massage establishments, said the police in a news release.
In addition, eleven women working illegally as hostesses in the public entertainment outlets located along Jalan Besar and Syed Alwi Road, were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
Actions will be taken against the public entertainment operators for providing illegal employment as they have contravened the Public Entertainment Licence conditions.
The police added that they take "a serious view of anyone found breaking the law and will continue to take tough enforcement stance against such activities."