99 women arrested in islandwide anti-vice operation

99 women arrested in islandwide anti-vice operation
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Published: 11:21 PM, June 19, 2017
Updated: 12:06 PM, June 20, 2017

SINGAPORE — A total of 99 women, aged between 22 and 43, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities, the police said in a statement on Monday (June 19).

The four-day operation, which ended on June 15, saw police officers raiding multiple locations islandwide, including hotels and residential units at Geylang, Serangoon Road, Balestier Road, and Woodlands.

TODAY understands that the 99 women are from China and Thailand.

Police investigations are still ongoing.

Any house owners who rent their premises to any person for vice-related activities will be prosecuted and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S$3,000 or jailed not exceeding three years or to both.

Subsequent convictions can see fines not exceeding S$10,000, or an imprisonment not exceeding five years, or to both.