Police investigating man for advertising and selling obscene materials on social media

The police are investigating a 27-year-old man for his suspected involvement in advertising and selling obscene materials on social media platforms.

Between January 7 and March 30, the police had received reports about the advertisement and sale of obscene materials by a user with the same account handle on two social media platforms.

The man's identity was established on April 3 through investigations.

A mobile phone and a laptop were seized.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was the administrator of the two social media accounts and had been using both accounts to advertise and sell obscene materials

Investigations are ongoing, said the police in a statement on Saturday (Apr 11).

If convicted, the man faces a jail term of up to three months and/or a fine.

The police also advised members of the public not to solicit on any lewd website or join such social media platforms and illicit chat groups.

They added: "The police take a serious view of anyone involved in criminal activities and will continue to take tough enforcement actions against those breaking the law."

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