96 women and 1 man arrested in longest anti-vice operation conducted by police

An eleven-day police operation that was conducted at more than 40 locations islandwide led to the arrest of 96 women and one male Chinese national.

The suspects, aged between 23 and 50, were believed to be involved in vice-related activities.

During the operation, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police Land Divisions conducted coordinated raids at various locations in Singapore.

This included hotels and residential units at Geylang, Jurong West, Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon Road, Balestier Road, Woodlands, Sengkang, Tampines, Jalan Besar, Punggol, Changi Road, Havelock Road, Kim Keat Close and Boon Lay Place.

Case exhibits including 15 mobile phones and a camera were seized during the operation, which ended on Jan 12.

The man has been charged in court for offences under the Women’s Charter, while investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing.

In a news release, the police said it would "continue to work with members of the public on the information submitted regarding vice activities and will take tough enforcement action against those involved in such activities."

"House owners play an important role in preventing vice in heartlands, and are reminded to conduct regular checks on their tenants to prevent vice activities from proliferating in residential estates," added the police.