NEWS RELEASES

06 June 2019

56 Arrested In Five-Day Operation Against Vice And Gambling Activities

The Police have arrested 31 men and 25 women, aged between 19 and 80, in a five-day operation conducted by the Central Police Division, targeting vice and gambling activities along Jalan Besar, Belilios Road, Syed Alwi, Rangoon Road, Jalan Bukit Merah, Selegie, Kim Tian Road, Lavender Street, Jellico, Foch Road, Upper Cross Street, Jalan Membina, Havelock road, Rowell Road & and Beach road. 

During the enforcement operation, one man and six women, aged between 26 and 41, were arrested for suspected vice-related activities.

12 women, aged between 19 and 56, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter, and a 61-year-old man, was arrested for obstructing police officers from discharging their duties. These women, residing in Singapore on work pass and Short Term Visit Passes, were believed to operate in hotels and rented apartments.

24 men and seven women, aged between 40 and 80, were arrested for offences under the Remote Gambling Act and Common Gaming Houses Act. Cash amounting to over $9,500 and 13 computers were seized.

The remaining five men were arrested for immigration-related offences and offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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.

Anyone convicted for the offence of being the owner/occupier and using the place as a common gaming house under Section 4(1) (a) of the Common Gaming House Act, Chapter 49, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000 and imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.  Any person caught gaming in a common gaming house under Section 7 of the Common Gaming House Act, Chapter 49, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both.

Whoever obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 months, or with fine which may extend to $2,500, or with both.

Police will continue to clamp down on sleaze and criminal activities. Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance to the law.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
06 June 2019 @ 10:35AM

Last Updated on 06 June 2019