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131 PEOPLE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR BREACHING SMMS AT 29 ENTERTAINMENT OUTLETS

The police said on 31 December that a total of 131 people, aged between 16 and 44, are being investigated for various offenses.

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The offenses include breaching of safe distancing measures and were conducted as part of a 2-day operation that targeted 29 licensed and unlicensed entertainment and nightlife outlets.

The operations were led by Tanglin Police Division and were conducted from 24 to 25 December, with support from the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Tourism Board, and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

An unlicensed KTV outlet along Sophia Road with 6 private rooms was found to have committed breaches and 40 men and 12 women were found allegedly singing karaoke and drinking alcohol inside the unit.

A 22-year-old man was arrested under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act and is being investigated under the Public Entertainments Act.

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52 of the people inside the unit are also being investigated for safe distancing measures breaches.

Another unit along Sophia Road saw 26 men and 29 women allegedly gathering and are being investigated for safe distancing measures breaches as well.

24 patrons at a separate outlet at River Valley Road and Orchard Road were also allegedly found intermingling and are also being investigated for safe distancing measures breaches.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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