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3 WOMEN ARRESTED IN LAVENDER ROAD FOR VICE, 1 MAMA SAN AND 2 WORKERS

The Police have arrested three women, aged between 23 and 42, for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities. 

On 17 April 2024, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted raids in the vicinity of Lavender Road and Alexendra Road. The three women were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter 1961. A 42-year-old woman was allegedly the mastermind and syndicate leader behind the online vice syndicate, which purportedly operated through Telegram, while the other two women were allegedly vice workers of the syndicate. 

The 42-year-old woman will be charged in court on 19 April 2024 under the Women’s Charter 1961. Investigations against the remaining two women are ongoing.   

The Police will continue to take tough enforcement action against those involved in syndicated vice activities. Under the Women’s Charter 1961,

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  • Any person who procures any woman or girl to have either within or without Singapore carnal connection except by way of marriage with any male person, or for the purpose of prostitution either within or without Singapore, shall be  guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000.
  • Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding S$100,000. 
  • A person in or outside Singapore who, in the course of business, uses a remote communication service with a Singapore link that offers or facilitates the provision by a woman or girl to another person of sexual services in Singapore in return for payment or reward shall be guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with a fine not exceeding $100,000 or  imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both.

1 Deputy Director CID, Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Yeo Yee Chuan said, “Vice operators who think that they can hide behind the anonymity offered by remote communication services, should think twice. The Police have zero tolerance for those found engaging in such activities and will spare no effort to ensure that they are dealt with severely, to the fullest extent of the law.”

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