The Police conducted a series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets on 18 and 19 July 2018.
During the enforcement operations against massage establishments along Tanjong Pagar Road, Lavendar Street and Chinatown, one massage establishment was found to have contravened licensing conditions. Another was detected to be operating as an unlicensed massage establishment. A 45-year-old man was arrested for offences under the Women's Charter.
During the enforcement checks on public entertainment outlets along Jalan Sultan and Tanjong Pagar Road, three outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions. Twelve women, aged between 24 and 38, were arrested for working without valid work permits under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Two of them were also arrested for offences under the Immigration Act. Separately, a 40-year-old man was arrested for public drunkenness and a 31-year-old woman was arrested for drug-related offences.
Actions will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Public Entertainment Act and Massage Establishment Act. The Police takes a serious view of anyone found breaking the law and will continue to take tough enforcement stance against such activities.
Source: Singapore Police Force