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16 Arrested In Enforcement Operation Against Vice And Gambling Activities

by May 13, 2019 General

The Police have arrested six men and ten women, aged between 22 and 73, in an enforcement operation by the Central Police Division on 10 May 2019. The operation targeting vice and gambling activities was conducted along Rangoon Road, Havelock Road, Coleman Street, Jalan Sultan, South Bridge Road and Temple Street.

During the enforcement operation, seven women, aged between 25 and 38, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter. They were believed to have advertised sexual services online and operated from hotels.

Four men and three women, aged between 51 and 73, were arrested for gambling-related offences, under the Common Gaming Houses Act.

The remaining two men, aged 25 and 32, were arrested for immigration-related offences.

Investigations are ongoing.

Landlords and hotel owners are advised to ensure that tenants do not carry out vice activities in their premises. Unlicensed brothel operators can be given a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or up to five years’ imprisonment. Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can be jailed up to five years and fined up to $10,000.

Under the Common Gaming Houses Act, any person gaming in a common gaming house shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.

The Police takes a serious view of anyone involved in criminal activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against those found breaking the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force