Woman under investigation for operating illegal massage establishments at Yio Chu Kang Road

A 41-year-old woman is being investigated for her suspected involvement in operating illegal massage establishments along Yio Chu Kang Road.

The police said in a statement that in an enforcement operation conducted by Ang Mo Kio Police Division, the woman was found to have operated seven units in a building for the purpose of providing massage services without a valid licence.

Thirteen massage beds, 16 chairs, two sofas, 12 portable blinds and massage-related paraphernalia were seized.

Investigations are ongoing.

The offence of carrying on a business of providing massage services in an establishment for massage without a valid license carries a fine of up to $10,000, or up to two years' jail, or both.

For repeat offenders, the offence carries a fine of up to $20,000, or up to five years' jail, or both.

The police said they take a serious view against any person who may be involved in such illicit business operations and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance to the law.