Multi-agency enforcement operations target Geylang: Woman arrested in raid of 2 massage joints

Officers from Bedok Police Division raided two massage establishments at Geylang Road on Dec 6 and arrested a woman, 34, for an offence under the Women’s Charter.

Both outlets are being investigated for offences under the Massage Establishments Act.

The raid was one of a number of multi-agency enforcement operations aimed to clamp down on illegal activities in Geylang from Nov 27 to Dec 9, leading to a total of 18 men and 12 women being investigated for various offences.

The operations were led by Bedok Police Division and supported by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore Customs, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA).

On Dec 1, Singapore Customs conducted an operation against duty-unpaid cigarettes and arrested one 32-year-old man. Seven other men, aged between 30 and 45, were issued with composition sums for possessing duty-unpaid cigarettes.

Nine cartons, twelve packets and 38 sticks of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized as part of the operation.

In an operation against illegal gambling activities on Dec 7, police raided a unit along Geylang Road.

Cash amounting to S$730 and other gambling paraphernalia were seized. Four men, aged between 34 and 65, are being investigated for offences under the Gambling Control Act.

Several joint operations were conducted by police, HSA, ICA, SCDF and CNB to look into fire safety as well as sales of unregistered health products and illegal drug activities.

Unregistered health products consisting of cough syrup and various purported sexual enhancement products with an estimated street value of about $15,300 and about 45g of Ice with an estimated street value of about $13,800 were seized.

Two men, aged 53 and 59, are being investigated for offences under the Health Products Act. Those found guilty of importing, manufacturing and/or supplying of unregistered health products, may be liable to an imprisonment term for up to two years and/or fined up to $50,000.

Officers from the CID, Bedok Police Division and ICA also conducted checks in public entertainment outlets and hotels as well as carried out anti-vice operations in the Geylang area.

On Dec 5, five women, aged between 27 and 40 years old were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Six women aged between 31 and 48 years old were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter.

On Dec 8, one man, 24, was arrested under the Societies Act.

On the same day, officers from LTA conducted an operation targeting the usage of illegally modified personal mobility devices (PMDs) and power-assisted bicycles (PABs).

Three men, aged between 38 and 49, are being investigated for offences under the Active Mobility Act. One PAB, one PMD and one bicycle were also impounded.