The Police conducted an enforcement operation against vice activities in hotels along Balestier Road and Beach Road on 16 January 2019.

During the operation conducted by Central and Tanglin Police Divisions, 16 women and one man, aged between 20 and 45, were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter and the Immigration Act. Preliminary investigations revealed that the women were providing sexual services at hotels and have advertised their services online.

Hotel owners are advised to ensure that tenants do not carry out vice activities in their premises. 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 S$10,000.

The Police will spare no effort to clamp down and take tough enforcement action against anyone involved in vice activities. Those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force