The Police have arrested 30 men and 48 women, aged between 19 and 85, in a six-day operation conducted by Central Police Division, targeting vice and gambling activities along Sam Leong Road, York Hill, French Road, People's Park Complex, Sago Street, Bencoolen Street, Beach Road, Banda Street, Middle Road, Havelock Road, Jalan Besar, Tiong Bahru Road, Topaz Road, Kampong Bahru Road, Cavan Road and Beach Road.
During the enforcement operation, 38 women, aged between 19 and 61, were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter.
Another 27 men and ten women, aged between 28 and 85, were arrested for under the Remote Gambling Act and Common Gaming Houses Act. Cash amounting to over $6,500 and 14 computers were seized.
The remaining three men, aged between 31 and 34, were arrested for immigration�related offences.
Investigation are ongoing.
Landlords and hotel owners are advised to ensure 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.
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.
Source: Singapore Police Force