The Police conducted a series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets on 26 and 27 April 2019.

During enforcement checks on massage establishments along Horne Road, one unlicensed massage establishment was detected. Four women, aged between 29 and 43, were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter. A 25-year-old woman was arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and the Women's Charter.

During enforcement checks on public entertainment outlets along Prinsep Street, Beach Road, Raffles Place and Bayfront Avenue, five public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions. Nine women and a man, aged between 22 and 27, were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

Actions will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Massage Establishment Act and Public Entertainment Act. Under the Women's Charter, any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000. 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