Four men and nine women were arrested following a 16-hour joint enforcement operation that was conducted from 21 to 22 March 2017.

The operation was jointly led by Ang Mo Kio Division and Central Narcotics Bureau Enforcement F Division, and was supported by officers from the 3rd Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Division. During the operation, the officers conducted checks at public housing estates in Yishun, Hougang and Sengkang and Punggol and massage establishment outlets in Ang Mo Kio.

Three men and one woman were arrested for drug-related offences. A small amount of cannabis and drug paraphernalia were seized.

In addition, one man and seven women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter Act. Preliminary investigations revealed that the female suspects advertised their sexual service online and operated within the residential areas. Cash amounting to S$1410 and 10 mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

One unlicensed massage establishment outlet was raided and one woman was arrested for employment related offences.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Source: Singapore Police Force