The Police have conducted enforcement operations targeting vice activities along Cavan Road, Beach Road, Jalan Besar, Aliwal Street and Kitchener Road on 28 November 2018.
During the enforcement operations, officers from Central Police Division arrested four men and eighteen women, aged between 20 and 35, for offences under the Immigration Act and the Women's Charter. Preliminary investigations revealed that the women had advertised their sexual services online and operated from hotels.
Investigations are ongoing.
Landlords and hotel owners are warned not to allow vice activities in their premises. Unlicensed brothel operators can be given a maximum fine of S$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.
The Police will spare no effort to clamp and take tough enforcement action on vice activities. Those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with in accordance to the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force