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12 WOMEN ARRESTED DURING VICE RAIDS ON MASSAGE PARLOURS @ GEYLANG RD

A total of 19 men and 13 women, aged between 21 and 73, are being investigated for various offences, following a multi-agency enforcement operation conducted from 25 September 2022 to 8 October 2022.

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Vice-Related Activities

As part of the enforcement operation against vice activities, two massage establishments located along Geylang Road are being investigated for purportedly operating without a valid licence under the Massage Establishments Act 2017.

Two women, aged 39 and 54, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter 1961.

Anti-vice operations were also conducted by the CID and Bedok Police Division, with support from ICA, focusing on the Geylang Lorongs and hotels in the area.

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Ten women and one man, aged between 24 and 41, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter 1961.

Enforcement operations were also conducted at public entertainment outlets along Geylang Road and Geylang Lorongs 18, 20 and 35. Two men, aged 25 and 26, were arrested under the Societies Act 1966.

Duty-Unpaid Cigarettes

Officers from the Singapore Customs conducted enforcement against duty-unpaid cigarettes. Two men, both aged 69, were arrested under the Customs Act 1960, for purportedly dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes, while another man, aged 64, was issued with a composition fine for being in possession of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Buying, selling, conveying, delivering, storing, keeping, possessing, or dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes are serious offences under the Customs Act 1960. The offence carries a fine of up to 40 times the amount of duty and GST evaded and/or imprisonment for up to six years.

Investigations against the 32 individuals and two massage establishments are ongoing.

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The Commanding Officer of Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre, Superintendent of Police Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Raub expressed his appreciation to all the agencies involved for their strong support and commended the officers for their professionalism and excellent teamwork during the operation. He added, “The Police will continue to work closely with other enforcement agencies to clamp down on illegal activities.”

The Police have zero tolerance towards illegal activities and will take firm action against those who blatantly disregard the law. Members of the public are advised to report those engaging in unlawful activities to the Police.

The Commanding Officer of Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre, Superintendent of Police Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Raub expressed his appreciation to all the agencies involved for their strong support and commended the officers for their professionalism and excellent teamwork during the operation. He added, “The Police will continue to work closely with other enforcement agencies to clamp down on illegal activities.”

The Police have zero tolerance towards illegal activities and will take firm action against those who blatantly disregard the law. Members of the public are advised to report those engaging in unlawful activities to the Police.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
19 October 2022 @ 7:25 PM

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