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37 PEOPLE INVESTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL MASSAGE, GAMBLING AND PILLS @ GEYLANG

A multi-agency operation was conducted between 15 October and 29 October which saw 37 people being investigated for a number of vice activities.

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The operations was headed by officers from Bedok Police Division, with the CID, CNB, HSA, ICA, SFA and Singapore Customs providing support.

Gambling

A total of 7 men and a woman was arrested for their suspected offences under the Remote Gambling Act as part of the efforts against illegal gambling.

More than $2,000 in cash were seized, along with various gambling-related items.

Illegal medicines

Three men between the ages of 32 and 43 were also caught for various offences under the Health Act, with a myriad of illegal medicines being seized, including cough syrup and enhancement pills with a street value of about $16,000.

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Secret societies

The police also conducted an operation against secret society activities and unlicensed massage that saw 4 men between the ages of 21 and 45 being arrested for being secret society members.

5 women between the ages of 26 and 45 were arrested for crimes under the Women’s Charter and another 39-year-old woman was arrested for breaching the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

Contraband cigarettes

Two men aged 34 and 40-years-old were also arrested for breaching the Customs Act, while 12 other men between the ages of 28 and 59 were given composition fines under the aforementioned act.

About more than 4 cartons of contraband cigarettes were seized from the operation.

Hawking

Two other men, a 52-year-old and a 63-year-old were suspected of being involved in illegal hawking and issued with summons under the Environmental Public Health Act for allegedly selling second-hand goods in public.

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They didn’t have a valid license from the SFA to do so and the goods were seized.

At the time of writing, police investigations are still ongoing.

Images source: Singapore Police

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