The black handcuffs on wooden background. criminal justice (Photo by Spaxiax from Shutterstock.com).

Eight women and one man arrested during series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets

Eight women and one man, aged between 29 and 56, were arrested during a series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets along Jalan Besar, Petain Road, Serangoon Road, Beach Road, Jalan Sultan and Prinsep Street on 10 and 11 July 2019.

Singapore Police Force said in a press release on Friday (12 July) that during the enforcement operations conducted by Central Police Division, one unlicensed massage establishment was detected.

Three women, aged between 29 and 42, and one 39-year-old man were arrested for suspected drug-related offences, said the police.

The police also said that one public entertainment outlet was found to have contravened public entertainment licensing conditions. Five women, aged between 21 and 56, were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

The police stressed that actions will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Massage Establishment Act and the Public Entertainment Act and that it takes a serious view of anyone involved in criminal activities and will continue to take tough enforcement actions against those found breaking the law.