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28 Arrested During Multi-Agency Operation Against Illegal Gambling And Vice Activities

The Police have arrested 22 men and six women, aged between 21 to 68, during a multi-agency joint operations led by Bedok Police Division and involving enforcement officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Central Narcotic Bureau (CNB), Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), and Singapore Customs (Customs) in Geylang from 8 to 21 June 2020. 

During the enforcement operation targeting illegal gambling activities, 18men and two women, aged between 21 and 68, were arrested for offences under the Common Gaming House Act. Cash amounting to more than $8,900 and gambling-related paraphernalia were seized.

Four women, aged between 21 to 51, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter. These women had allegedly advertised sexual services online and were operating from rented apartments in Geylang.

Four men, aged between 21 and 55, were arrested for suspected drug and customs-related offences. One of the four men is also assisting HSA with investigations into offences under the Health Products Act.

During the operation, contraband cigarettes and illegal medicines were also seized. The total value of the seized items amounted to more than $22,300.

Investigations are ongoing. The Police are also investigating the 28 individuals for breaching safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

The authorities will continue to clamp down on criminal activities and those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

 

Photo of table with gambling- related paraphernalia

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Portion of the money seized

 

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Close- up of seized contraband cigarettes

 

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Photos of illegal medicines seized

 

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
26 June 2020 @ 4:48 PM
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