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Twelve women and two men, aged between 20 and 51, were arrested during a two-day enforcement operation against vice activities, massage establishments and public entertainment outlets.
Conducted on Nov 9 and 10 along Kitchener Road, Jalan Besar, Rangoon Road, Petain Road and Sam Leong Road, the operation was led by Central Police Division.
The 12 women were nabbed for offences under the Women’s Charter, Immigration Act, and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, said the police in a news release.
Three of these women allegedly carried out vice activities at a hotel and private apartments while four other women were arrested in two unlicensed massage establishments. These women are believed to have advertised their sexual services online.
Another five women were arrested at a public entertainment outlet along Sam Leong Road. The outlet was also found to have contravened licensing conditions under the Public Entertainment Act.
Two men were apprehended for gambling in a common gambling house along Petain Road. Cash amounting to $1,210 and 14 computers were seized.
Investigations are ongoing.
In a statement, the police said they take a serious view of anyone involved in criminal activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against those found breaking the law.