The Police have arrested 142 women and 5 men, aged between 18 and 62, for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.
In a four-day operation that ended on 5 October 2017, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police Divisions conducted coordinated raids at more than 50 locations islandwide, including hotels and residential units at Bukit Timah, Choa Chu Kang, Serangoon Road, Tiong Bahru, Yishun, Woodlands, Thomson, Balestier Road, Hougang, Geylang, Tampines and Jurong West, resulting in the arrests.
Two persons have since been charged in Court for offences under the Women's Charter on 5 and 6 October 2017 respectively. Investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing.
The Police will continue to work with members of the public on the information submitted regarding vice activities and take tough enforcement action against those involved in such activities.
House owners are also reminded to conduct regular checks on their tenants to prevent vice activities from proliferating in residential estates. Any house owners who knowingly rent their premises to any person for vice-related activities will be prosecuted and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
Source: Singapore Police Force