6 women arrested for advertising sexual services online and operating from hotels, rented apartments

Six women, aged between 23 and 37, were nabbed in an enforcement operation against vice activities along Beach Road and Tiong Bahru Road on Dec 4.

The suspects, who resided in Singapore on Employment Passes and Short Term Visit Passes, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter.

Preliminary investigations revealed that they had advertised their sexual services online and operated from hotels and rented apartments.

Investigations are ongoing.

"Landlords and hotel owners are advised to ensure that tenants do not carry out vice activities in their premises," said the police in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 5).

Unlicensed brothel operators can be given a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or jailed up to five years.

Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can be fined up to $10,000 and jailed up to five years.

"The police will spare no effort to clamp down and take tough enforcement action against anyone involved in vice activities," they added in the statement.

"Those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law."