6 men and 18 women were arrested following a week-long joint enforcement operation held from 20 to 27 November 2017 in Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol.

The operation was led by Ang Mo Kio Police Division and involved officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau Enforcement F Division and the Singapore Civil Defence Force's (SCDF) 3rd SCDF Division. During the operation, 504 persons, 63 vehicles and 46 residential and commercial units were checked.

5 men and 1 woman were arrested for offences under the Moneylenders Act. They were suspected of assisting in unlicensed moneylending and harassment activities. One handphone and related paraphernalia were seized for investigations.

One man was arrested for theft offences and one woman was arrested traffic related offences.

16 women were arrested under the provisions of the Women's Charter. Preliminary investigations revealed that the subjects were believed to be advertising sexual services online and operating within residential areas. Cash amounting to S$3,100 and 18 handphones were seized for investigations.

Investigations against the arrested persons are on-going.

Commander Ang Mo Kio Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Zhang Weihan, expressed his appreciation to all the units and officers involved in the operation and said, The Singapore Police Force is dedicated to eradicating crime and keeping our heartlands crime-free. Anyone who commits crime will be detected and prosecuted to the fullest extent of our laws.

Source: Singapore Police Force