60 people arrested in Geylang for various offences during 3-day multi-agency operation

Sixty people were arrested in Geylang for various offences during a three-day multi-agency joint operation that ended on 21 July 2017.

Among the suspects, 44 men aged between 17 and 65 were arrested for promoting public gaming and gaming in public, and one male subject aged 34 was arrested under the Secret Society Act.

Four men were arrested for peddling contraband cigarettes and illegal sale of cough mixtures and tablets. The street value of items seized amounted to over S$11,000. Another four males were arrested for drug related offences.

Seven women were arrested for vice-related offences committed in residential units. 

The operation that covered streets and hotels in Geylang was led by Bedok Police Division.

It involved enforcement officers from the Singapore Customs, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Criminal Investigation Department and Health Sciences Authority. 

Commander of Bedok Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Tan Tin Wee, expressed his appreciation to all the agencies involved for their strong support and commended the officers for their professionalism and excellent teamwork which led to a successful operation.

Investigations against all suspects are ongoing.