Monday, 19 November 2018

International Men's Day 2018

International Men’s Day is annually held on November 19 to improve gender relations and promote unity

Sunday, 18 November 2018

5 Self-care habits you can do during your lunch break

Give Yourself A Real Break

Much too often, we find ourselves da-baoing something and just eating it at our desk while staring at our computer screen during our office break. In fact, studies have shown that 29% of Singaporeans stay at their desks during their precious lunch hours instead of actually taking a break and going out.

Not only does this completely defeat the purpose of a “break”, not taking a proper break while working can lead to a significant decline in your mental and physical health. Sitting down for long hours on end leads to physical deterioration that could even lead to an early death, and constantly being surrounded by things that remind you of work is detrimental to your mental health.

Instead, do these things and truly take a break away from work:
  • Pamper yourself
  • Socialise with your coworkers
  • Take a walk, a jog, a run…get those endorphins pumping
  • Savour and enjoy your food
  • Let go of your devices

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Police raids massage parlours & entertainment outlets

125 Arrested in Multi-Agency Enforcement Blitz

62 men & 63 women, aged between 18 & 62, were arrested for various offences in a 5-day multi-agency joint enforcement operation conducted from 22 to 26 October 2018.

The operation was led by Jurong Police Division and supported by officers from Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Singapore Customs. The operation covered multiple locations in the western and northern parts of Singapore, including Tuas, Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok and Woodlands.

During the operation, 47 women were arrested for suspected involvement in vice-related activities at residential units and employment related offences at public entertainment outlets. Another 14 men & 3 women were arrested for e-commence scams and commercial crime-related offences. Preliminary investigations revealed that they were believed to be involved in 60 cases where victims lost more than $356,000.

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125 arrested in 5-day enforcement blitz across western, northern Singapore
A five-day multi-agency enforcement blitz has seen 125 people arrested for a variety of offences, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a news release on Saturday (28 October)

In total, 62 men and 63 women – aged between 18 and 62 – were arrested in the joint operation, which covered multiple locations in the western and norther parts of Singapore, including Tuas, Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands.

Over the period 22 to 26 October, 47 women were arrested for their suspect involvement in vice-related activities at residential units and employment-related offences at public entertainment outlets. Meanwhile, 14 men and three women were nabbed for e-commerce scams and commercial crime-related offences. These suspects are thought to be involved in 60 cases, in which victims lost over $356,000, said the SPF.

Another 48 men and 13 women were also arrested for loansharking activities, immigration-related offences, outrage of modesty, robbery and other offences. A total of 4,332 packs of duty unpaid cigarettes were also seized – with the amount out unpaid duty and Goods and Services Tax amounting to $43,890 and $3,190, respectively.

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Singapore Police Force 9 October 2015

20 ARRESTED IN ANTI-VICE BLITZ #sgpolicearrest

20 women were arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities in residential areas in the western and northern parts of Singapore. In a two-day operation from 6 to 7 October 2015, officers from Jurong Division conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations including Woodlands, Admiralty, Bukit Batok and Jurong West, resulting in the arrests.

During the operation, boxes of condoms, lubricants, and mobile phones were seized as case exhibits. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were believed to have advertised sexual services online and carried out vice activities in residential units. Subsequent investigations will also be carried out against house owners.


Any person who contravenes the offence of being the tenant, lessee or occupier or person in charge of a brothel, and the offence of keeping, managing or assisting in the management of a brothel under Section 148 of the Women’s Charter, Chapter 353, is liable on conviction to a fine of up to a maximum of $10,000, or to imprisonment of up to five years, or both.

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14 women arrested for prostitution-related offences
14 women and a man were arrested on Friday and Saturday (Sep 7-8) during a series of police raids targeting vice activities

The women, aged between 20 and 52, were arrested for prostitution-related offences under the Women's Charter, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a news release on Monday.


They were operating from hotels and rented apartments along Jalan Besar, Eu Tong Sen Street, Temple Street, Albert Street, Jalan Sultan & Smith Street.


The women had advertised their services on various social media platforms, the police said.


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162 nabbed in operation against online vice rings
In raids on online vice syndicates at multiple locations over 23 days, officers arrested 157 women & 5 men for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities. FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

In an operation that spanned 23 days and ended on Aug 7, 162 people - 157 women & 5 men aged between 19 & 48 - were arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.

The police said in a statement on Saturday that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and six police land divisions carried out coordinated raids on online vice syndicates at multiple locations across Singapore.

These included condominiums, hotels and residential units in Geylang, Jalan Sultan, Cavenagh Road as well as Balestier Road.

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Police arrest 34 for vice and illegal gambling
25 women and 9 men between the ages of 22 and 74 were arrested in raids conducted in areas such as Jalan Besar, Lavender Street, Stamford Road and Middle Road. FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

Police arrested 34 people for their suspected involvement in vice and gambling offences after a 2-day operation by the Central Police Division, which ended on Thu (Aug 2).

The Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Saturday that 25 women and 9 men between the ages of 22 and 74 were arrested in raids conducted in areas such as Jalan Besar, Lavender Street, Stamford Road & Middle Road.

The 25 women were arrested for suspected offences under the Women's Charter and the Immigration Act, police said in the statement.

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15 arrested in police raids on massage outlets
The police arrested 12 women, aged between 24 & 38, for working without valid work permits under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

15 people were arrested after police conducted raids on massage establishments & public entertainment outlets on Wed & Thu.

In a statement on Thursday, the police said that action was taken against 2 massage establishments & 3 entertainment outlets.

During checks in Tanjong Pagar Road, Lavender Street & Chinatown, a massage establishment was found to have contravened licensing conditions, while another was found to be operating as an unlicensed massage establishment.

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2 men & 11 women arrested for alleged involvement in vice-related activities
2 men & 11 women were arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities, after a two-day operation by the police. FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

2 men & 11 women were arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities, after a 2-day operation by the police.


The Singapore Police Force said on Friday evening (Jun 29) that it had conducted a series of raids on Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in the arrests of 13 people aged between 23 and 43.


The raids were conducted in Queen Street, Kitchener Road & Race Course Road.


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17 arrested in police raids on massage parlours, public entertainment outlets

2 women were arrested for allegedly providing sexual services at an unlicensed massage parlour, while another 13 were caught working without valid work permits at public entertainment outlets. (Foto: Singapore Police Force)

17 people were arrested in police raids on several unlicensed massage parlours & public entertainment outlets in Singapore on Thursday (May 17).


In a news release on Friday, the police said they raided unlicensed massage parlours at Mosque Street, Trengganu Street and Sago Street and public entertainment outlets at Magazine Road, Sam Leong Road, Upp Circular Road and Boat Quay.


2 women aged 21 and 27 were arrested for allegedly providing sexual services at a massage parlour. The operator of one parlour was also found to have employed a foreign woman without a valid work pass. Both the operator & the woman working illegally were arrested, the police said.


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In pictures: 38 arrested for gambling, vice activities in police raids


A total of 38 people were arrested in police raids targeting gambling & vice activities over a three-day operation from Wednesday (May 16) to Friday.


The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said the raids were at Jalan Besar, Beach Road, Bencoolen Street, Telok Blangah Rise, Jalan Minyak, Owen Road, Hong Kong Street, Topaz Road, Aliwal Street, Trengganu Street, King George’s Ave, Syed Alwi Road, Victoria Street and Bendemeer Road.


Officers arrested 19 men and 19 women between the ages of 21 and 80 for vice, gambling and immigration-related offences.


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4 women arrested in police raids on massage parlours

Some of the women arrested in police raids on massage parlours on Thursday (May 3). (foto: S'pore Police Force)

4 women were arrested when police raided massage parlours at Circular Road, Gemmill Lane, Duxton Road and Kitchener Road on Thursday (May 3).


In a news release on Saturday, authorities said three of the women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter, while one was arrested for managing a place of assignation, defined in the Act as any place where communication is established with a woman for "immoral purpose". The women were aged between 34 and 57.


Police conducted checks on four massage establishments in total. Two were found to be operating without a valid licence, while one was found to have contravened licensing conditions.


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10 women arrested during two-week operation targeting massage parlours

5 of the women arrested during the two-week operation. (foto: SPF)

10 women were arrested during a two-week operation targeting unlicensed and errant massage establishments, the police said in a news release on Thursday (Mar 15).


The women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. The police also found 14 massage parlours that were operating without a valid licence.


The enforcement operations, which took place between Mar 1 & Mar 14, saw the police conduct checks on 41 massage establishments across 15 neighbourhoods.


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6 women arrested in raids on public entertainment outlets, massage parlours

6 women were arrested in an enforcement operation targeting public entertainment outlets and massage parlours on Tuesday (Mar 20). (foto: Singapore Police Force)

6 women were arrested in an enforcement operation targeting licensed massage parlours and public entertainment outlets, police said on Wednesday (Mar 21).


The police raided 9 establishments located along Aliwal Street, Prinsep Street, Rangoon Road, Jalan Besar, North Bridge Road, Victoria Street, Lorong Telok, Jalan Klapa and Perak Road on Tuesday.


The suspects, aged between 21 & 32, were arrested for employment-related offences.


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5 arrested during police raids on massage establishments

5 women, aged between 32 and 43, were arrested in a series of raids on massage establishments. (foto: SPF)

5 women, aged between 32 & 43, have been arrested in a series of raids on massage parlours, the police said in a news release on Monday (Apr 9).


The police said they conducted enforcement operations at 27 massage establishments located along Tanjong Pagar, Jalan Klapa, Kitchener Road, Coleman Street, North Bridge Road and Telok Blangah Crescent between Apr 3 & Apr 6.


13 outlets were found to be operating without a valid licence, while 2 licensed operators were found to have contravened licensing conditions.


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10 women were arrested for providing sexual services in massage establishments


Ever since the new Massage Establishments Act (MEA) and related changes to regulatory requirements for massage establishments (MEs) came into force on 1 March 2018. The Police have stepped up enforcement efforts and conducted an intensive 2-week islandwide operation between 1 and 14 March 2018 targeting unlicensed MEs and errant licensed MEs suspected of operating vice activities.


During the operations, the Police checked 41 massage establishments across 15 neighborhoods, such as Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah, Changi, Choa Chu Kang, Orchard, Jalan Besar, Jurong West, Paya Lebar, Serangoon, Tanjong Pagar, Toa Payoh and Upper Thomson.


10 women were arrested for offenses under the Women’s Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. 14 MEs were also detected to be operating without a valid license.


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8 women arrested in raid on Cuppage Plaza public entertainment outlets

Some of the women who were arrested in last Friday’s (11 January) raid on three public entertainment outlets along Koek Road. (PHOTO: Singapore Police Force)

Eight women were arrested last Thursday (11 January) in a joint enforcement operation conducted by officers from the Tanglin Police Division and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).


During the six-hour operation, three public entertainment outlets at Cuppage Plaza – located at 5 Koek Road – were found to have breached Public Entertainment Licensing Conditions.


According to a police news release, three of the women were arrested for appearing nude in a public place, two of whom were also caught for employment and immigration-related offences. Another five women were arrested for suspected drug-related offences, the release said.


related:

More than 90 people arrested for prostitution activities in raids across Singapore
17 women arrested for working as illegal hostesses and masseuses in 2-day raid
Suspected HDB heartland brothels see brisk business
Are heartland massage parlours rubbing residents the wrong way?

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16 women and 5 men arrested for vice, employment and gaming offences

The police conducted a raid at  entertainment outlets and massage parlours along Temasek Boulevard, Jalan Besar, Syed Alwi Road and South Bridge Road on Thursday (15 March) (PHOTO: Singapore Police Force)

Sixteen women and five men have been arrested for vice, employment and gaming offences during a police raid.


The raid took place at entertainment outlets and massage parlours along Temasek Boulevard, Jalan Besar, Syed Alwi Road and South Bridge Road on Thursday (15 March), the Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Friday.


Five women were arrested for allegedly providing sexual services in a hotel and a residential unit. Eleven women were arrested in relation to illegal employment of foreign workers.


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16 women, 5 men arrested for prostitution, gambling and other offences

5 women, believed to have provided sexual services at a hotel and residential unit, were also arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter. (Photo: SPF)

16 women and 5 men were arrested on Thursday (Mar 15) during enforcement checks on public entertainment outlets and massage parlours.


The suspects, aged between 21 & 67, were arrested for a variety of offences, including vice activities, illegal gambling & work pass violations.


The enforcement operations were conducted along Temasek Boulevard, Jalan Besar, Syed Alwi Road and South Bridge Road, said the police in a news release on Friday. They added that action will be taken against operators of the public entertainment outlets found to have contravened licensing conditions.


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10 women arrested in raids on errant massage parlours

2 foreign women (above) who worked at a facial spa in Upper Thomson Road raided on March 8. In one room was a tablet showing "live" camera views of the walkway outside. ST FOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

With 5 closed-circuit television cameras pointing towards the walkway leading to the second-floor shophouse unit and a security door in place, staff at a facial spa on Upper Thomson Road should have been prepared for any visitors.


Yet 3 female employees and 2 of their male clients were caught off guard when the police came knocking - and discovered it was an unlicensed massage establishment.


The random enforcement check by officers from the Bishan Neighbourhood Police Centre was part of an intensive 2-week islandwide operation targeting unlicensed and errant massage parlours.


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36 nabbed in operation targeting vice, gambling

Of the 36 arrested in a three-day operation, 18 were suspected of vice activities. (foto: Singapore Police Force)

36 suspects were arrested for various offences in an operation targeting vice & gambling activities in central Singapore, police said on Saturday (Mar 10).


The 3-day operation was carried out in Little India, Jalan Besar, Chinatown & Tiong Bahru between Wednesday and Friday. 9 men & 27 women, aged between 27 & 78, were arrested.


Of the women, 18 were suspected of providing sexual services from hotels and rented apartments and were believed to be in Singapore on Employment Passes or Short-Term Visit Passes.


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8 women arrested for appearing naked in public


Singapore police have arrested eight women for offences ranging from appearing naked in public to drug-related offences in a six-hour joint operation. Tanglin Police Division and the Central Narcotics Bureau's Enforcement E Division conducted a joint operation at public entertainment outlets in Cuppage Plaza from 11 pm last Thursday.


On Monday, the authorities said that three women were arrested for appearing nude in a public place. In addition to this, two of those women were also arrested for employment and immigration-related offences. While, five other women were arrested for drug-related offences.


According to reports, the authorities have also found three public entertainment outlets breaching public entertainment licensing conditions. The police said that the investigations against the suspects are still going on.


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Longest police blitz against heartland brothels leads to more than 90 arrests

A police vice raid at Block 512 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8. foto: Nuria Ling / TODAY

More than 90 people have been arrested for vice offences out of Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats & condominium units, following the most extensive anti-vice raid in the heartlands the police have conducted.


Raids were conducted islandwide the last 10 days by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) against heartland prostitution, covering about 40 locations, including Ang Mo Kio, Jurong West, People’s Park, & Yishun.


TODAY understands that a majority of the prostitutes had advertised their services on 2 websites, where listings for sexual services are sorted by location. Customers arrange visits via phone calls or text messages.


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8 women arrested in raid on Cuppage Plaza public entertainment outlets

Some of the women who were arrested in last Friday’s (11 January) raid on three public entertainment outlets along Koek Road. (PHOTO: Singapore Police Force)

Eight women were arrested last Thursday (11 January) in a joint enforcement operation conducted by officers from the Tanglin Police Division and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).


During the six-hour operation, three public entertainment outlets at Cuppage Plaza – located at 5 Koek Road – were found to have breached Public Entertainment Licensing Conditions.


According to a police news release, three of the women were arrested for appearing nude in a public place, two of whom were also caught for employment and immigration-related offences. Another five women were arrested for suspected drug-related offences, the release said.


related:

More than 90 people arrested for prostitution activities in raids across Singapore
17 women arrested for working as illegal hostesses and masseuses in 2-day raid
Suspected HDB heartland brothels see brisk business

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93 nabbed in 4-day islandwide drug operation

CNB officers escorting a suspect during their islandwide operation. (foto: CNB)

More than 90 people were arrested in an islandwide drug raid - the 1st to be conducted this year - the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a news release on Friday (Jan 12).


A total of 173 ecstasy tablets, 42g of Ice as well as small amounts of heroin & cannabis were seized in the four-day operation conducted earlier this week.


One of the suspects arrested was a 39-yr-old Singaporean man who is suspected of being a drug trafficker, CNB said. Officers recovered about 20g of Ice and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus.


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26 women investigated for suspected vice activities in unlicensed massage parlours

The women are being investigated by the Police for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities in unlicensed massage establishments. foto: Singapore Police Force

The crackdown on unlicensed massage establishments continues to gain momentum after the Central Police Division conducted a raid targeting outlets in Jalan Besar, Lavender & Little India.


Following the operation on Friday (Jan 5), a total of 26 women aged between 24 and 40 are being investigated by the Police for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities in unlicensed massage establishments.


In a media release on Sunday, the police said action will also be taken against the owners of 7 massage establishments for offences under the Massage Establishments Act & Women’s Charter.


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17 women arrested during anti-vice raids at public entertainment outlets and unlicensed massage parlors


A total of 17 women were arrested during anti-vice raids conducted by the Central Police Division on Tuesday and Wednesday at public entertainment outlets and unlicensed massage establishments in the Jalan Besar and Little India areas, according to a statement issued by the police yesterday.


Six women, aged between 21 and 43, were nabbed for allegedly providing sexual services while working illegally at massage joints. Three massage places were also discovered to be operating without proper licences.


“Actions will be taken against the owners of these unlicensed massage establishments,” the statement added.


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14 women arrested for offering sexual services in Sembawang, Sengkang

The women advertised their sexual services online and were operating in flats and a condominium at Sembawang and Sengkang. (fotos: SPF)

A total of 14 women were arrested for offering sexual services in residences at Sembawang & Sengkang this month, the police said in a statement on Friday (Dec 29).


The women, aged between 22 & 49, were arrested during anti-vice operations by the police. Cash amounting to S$1,970 and mobile phones were seized.


13 of the women were suspected of engaging in prostitution while a 31-yr-old woman was nabbed for working without a valid work permit.


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18 women arrested for offering sexual services at private apartments, hotels

18 women were arrested for offering sexual services at apartments and hotels including at Rangoon Road (pictured).FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

Eighteen women were arrested for offering sexual services at private apartments & hotels, the police said on Saturday (Dec 23).


The women were part of a group of 23 women & 9 men who were nabbed for offences under the Women's Charter, Employment of Foreign Workers Act, Common Gaming House Act & Remote Gambling Act.


The Central Police Division had made the arrests after a 5-day operation that began on Monday at Jalan Besar Road, Rangoon Road, Road, Sing Joo Walk, Race Course Lane, Beach Road, Stamford Road, Cross Street & Kampong Bahru Road.


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11 women arrested for providing sexual services in massage parlours

11 women were arrested by the police on Tuesday (Dec 12) in the latest in a series of enforcement operations against vice related activities in December. foto: Singapore Police Force

11 women were arrested by the police on Tuesday (Dec 12) in the latest in a series of enforcement operations against vice related activities in December.


The police said in a press release on Thursday the women were nabbed while authorities were conducting enforcement operations against unlicensed massage establishments in Jalan Bukit Merah, Tanjong Pagar & South Bridge Road.


The women, whose ages range from 28 to 40, will be charged for offences under the Women’s Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.


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18 women arrested for vice activities in 5-day operation
Of the 32 arrested, 18 women were arrested for suspected involvement in providing sexual services at private apartments & hotels. foto: SPF

A total of 32 people have been arrested by the police in a 5-day anti-vice operation that started on Monday (Dec 18) & ended on Friday.


Of the 32 arrests, 18 women were apprehended for suspected involvement in providing sexual services at private apartments & hotels.


The remaining 5 women and 9 men were arrested for employment and gambling offences, the police said in a statement on Saturday.


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Singapore clamps down harder on unlicensed massage businesses

File foto of women involved in a massage establishment raid by police (fotos: Singapore Police Force)

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) promised “tougher action” against unlicensed massage establishments (MEs) as it enacted new legislation in Parliament on Monday (Nov 6).


As she detailed proposed changes first laid out last month, 2nd Minister Josephine Teo noted that many unlicensed MEs were in fact fronts for vice activities and “the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing”.


“There is a clear difference between licensed & unlicensed MEs. In 2016, Police enforcement found less than 3% of licensed MEs to have vice-related infringements. This is significantly lower than the 40% of unlicensed MEs with vice-related offences,” she said.


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Law and Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam
[ Police raids on illegal brothels ]

There have been some comments on the nature of police raids on illegal brothels. They break down doors, wear masks and so on. And that all of this is wrong.


I fully support the Police in their actions and the tactics they have adopted.


Speed and surprise are key elements during raids. Police cannot be expected to knock on the door, and wait for a response.


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Shanmugam throws weight behind police raids on illegal brothel


Law and Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam, has come out to fully support police actions against illegal brothels. Videos of the raids by Police uploaded by Project X Director, Vanessa Ho, had earlier gone viral. Some netizens had commented that the Police actions seem high-handed.


Project X was established in November 2008 by Wong Yock Leng, a social worker who recognized that sex workers in Singapore are amongst the most marginalized and discriminated in society, and saw a gap in services for the sex worker community.


Mr Shanmugam lambasted such criticisms as “deeply flawed”. He further described such netizens’ sympathies for those in the brothels as “misplaced”.


related: POLICE ACCUSED OF TERRORISING WOMEN BY USING BATTERING RAMS, SLEDGEHAMMERS DURING BROTHEL RAID


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Police raids on illegal brothels, right or wrong?


There was a police raid of an brothel near popular supper spot, Swee Choon Tim Sum, on Friday Dec 8.


According to a Facebook account, the police wore full ski masks and allegedly used battering rams and sledgehammers.


The post has since been deleted but this was what it said:

  • “Police raid of an unlicensed brothel. I wasn’t exaggerating when I said they use battering rams and sledgehammers. In fact, I saw that they also used a circular saw and wore balaclavas. As Sherry puts it, “they think of their safety first but not the workers”. The whole area smelled like burning metal for a moment. A huge crowd gathered, adding to the spectacle. And to make matters worse, the media was invited and I got to witness first hand how they make the women pose with their faces to the walls in order to shame them.
  • “This is what your taxpayers money are put to: groups of armed men terrorizing women.”
  • The Internet is divided on this. Some criticised the police while others defending them for doing their duty.

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3 women arrested after police raid suspected HDB 'brothel' in Jurong West

The 3 woman aged between 34 & 48 were arrested for suspected offences under the Women's Charter. FOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A 4-room Housing Board flat in Jurong West suspected of operating as a brothel was raided by police on Tuesday (Oct 31) afternoon.


3 women between the ages of 34 & 48 were arrested. The Straits Times understands that they are from China.


Condoms & lubricants were seized from the flat.


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Three women arrested for offering sexual services in Jurong West HDB ‘brothel’

The women were arrested during a raid by Jurong Division officers at Jurong West Street 65 on Wed (Oct 21).

They were on valid social visit passes, but allegedly used them commit vice-related offences, the police said.


The women had advertised their sexual services on various online websites, condoms & lubricants were seized as case exhibits.


According to a report by Lianhe Wanbao on Friday, the raid was carried out at the 14th floor of a block in Jurong West Street 65.


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Brothels in HDBs, a result of overzealous clamp down of vice-activities in designated red-light district

The flat (centre, with dim red light) in Jurong West Street 61 where a brothel operates (Source: The Straits Times)

In a Straits Times report dated 2 October (Monday), it is said that many residents have made complaints that Housing Board flat in Jurong West Street 61 has been operated as a brothel.


Though there had been a number of raids in the area. However, such brothels keep running as the rents are low and they believe that they are less likely to be detected here. According to some residents, the rented unit has housed a number of foreign women for the last one year, and some were shocked to learn that it operates as a brothel.


MPs in Pioneer and West Coast are calling for more enforcement action after receiving feedback from residents and calling on residents to alert the authorities if they suspect an HDB unit is being used as a brothel. Mr Tay also suggested having a dedicated police hotline for residents to report suspected vice activities.


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4 women who appeared nude in KTV joint arrested during a Police raid

Photo Credit: Singapore Police Force

3 men and 14 women were arrested following an 8-hour joint enforcement operation that commenced at 10 pm on 15 April 2017.

The operation was led by Tanglin Division and supported by officers from Criminal Investigations Department, Traffic Police, Central Narcotics Bureau Enforcement“E” Division and the 1st Singapore Civil Defence Force Division.

A total of 9 public entertainment outlets were checked. 1 of them was found to have breached the Public Entertainment Licensing Conditions while 4 were found to have breached the Fire Safety Rules and Regulations.

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Foreign Women Arrested for Turning Jurong West Flat into Prostitution Den

Three women who are foreigners between the age of 37 and 42 have been arrested for providing sexual services. They were found to be in Singapore on social visit passes, but allegedly used them to engage in prostitution-related activities. Police raided a 14th floor flat at Jurong West St 65 on Wed (21 Jun) and arrested the women.


One of them had apparently just arrived in Singapore and had not even unpacked her luggage, in which the police found two large bags containing condoms. The woman are believed to have advertised sexual services on various websites. Neighbours say they often saw strangers pacing the corridor outside the unit, and they were glad the women had been arrested.


This arrest follows a high-profile bust in May involving atas Russian prostitutes who serviced high-end clients. The prostitutes used a Bella Casita condominium unit in Tanjong Katong as their base of operations.


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68 people arrested for suspected vice activities

Police have arrested 68 people after a 6-hour operation at businesses which were suspected of conducting vice activities.


On Aug 13 to 14, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Tanglin Police Division mounted a six-hour operation at 9 public entertainment outlets and an office in the vicinity of Orchard Road.


According to the police, 53 females aged between 19 & 35 were arrested for suspected involvement in vice activities. 10 men and 5 women, aged between 22 and 54, were also taken in for suspected involvement as members of a vice syndicate.


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Prostitution in Singapore – are the police doing enough to combat it?

In Singapore, prostitution is legal, but public solicitation, living on the earnings of prostitution and operating a brothel is illegal. The government regulates prostitution rather than trying to eradicate it, but nevertheless illegal sex workers saturate the industry. The problem is showing no sign of going away.


There are an estimated 1,000 or more licensed sex workers in Singapore, and 95% of those come from abroad. Yet thousands more choose – or are forced – to work without a license. Unable to access the same protection the state offers licensed workers, illegal sex workers will either work from massage or beauty parlours or cut out the middleman altogether and set up a profile online which they use to pick up clients.


As Director of Health Education and Research at HOME (The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) Dr. Thein Than Win explains, “In the licensed brothels, everything is in place: mandatory health screenings, condoms. But for the illegal sex workers, the transient ones, there are no health services, education or testing services for them.”


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Sex trade in Geylang goes online to avoid crackdown by police

Sex trade in Geylang goes online to avoid crackdown by police

Online vice is on the rise & the authorities have changed the laws to combat it. Changes to the Women's Charter kicked in on July 1 and they include a new section, 146A, which targets those who operate or maintain websites which offer sexual services or allow prostitutes to advertise. Those convicted can be fined up to $10,000 or jailed for up to 5 years, or both.


Section 146 was also tweaked to make clear that it is an offence for a person to live on or receive various forms of gratification in return for helping in the prostitution of another person. The changes are a response to how the Internet has affected the world's oldest industry - the sex trade. Instead of having highly visible red-light districts, the shift online has made prostitution a more hidden & discreet business.


It means prostitutes no longer need middlemen - agencies & pimps - to source for clients or to provide a venue. And many have decided to have a go at it alone.


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Two men caught with pants down in anti-vice raid


2 men & their female partners were literally caught with their pants down when enforcement officers barged in on them in a room at an entertainment outlet in Burmah Road.


The 2 women were among 41 foreign women, believed to be working as guest relation officers, who were nabbed during Ops Sayang conducted by the state Immigration Department.

The women rounded up from both raids comprised 30 Vietnamese, 10 Chinese nationals & a Thai.


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24 foreigners arrested for vice activities in Jalan Besar hotel


Police officers swooped in on a hotel at Jalan Besar Road on Tuesday (May 17), arresting 24 foreigners - 23 women & a man, for suspected involvement in vice-related activities.


The suspects, aged between 20 and 33 were found to have made use of their stay in Singapore on valid social visit passes to offer sexual services.


According to a statement from the S'pore Police Force, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects have been advertising their sexual services on different online platforms & vice websites.


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Police nab 24 foreign prostitutes in Jalan Besar hotel

Police nab 24 foreign prostitutes in Jalan Besar hotel
Suspected prostitutes are seen sitting on a bed after they were detained by the police in a hotel along Jalan Besar Road, May 17, 2017. Photo: S'pore Police Force

A total of 24 foreigners were hauled in by the police for their suspected involvement in prostitution after law enforcers conducted a raid on a hotel along Jalan Besar Road on Wed (May 17) morning.


The police said in a press release on Wednesday that the suspects, 23 women & a man, had advertised their sexual services on various online platforms and vice-related websites.


TODAY understands that 23 of the suspects – including the man - are from Thailand. The other is from Laos.


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'High-class' Russian vice ring busted; 4 women arrested

Some of the female foreigners arrested for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities. (Photo: SPF)

4 foreign women were arrested on Thursday (May 4) for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities, the police said on Friday.


3 of the women are from Russia and one is from Uzbekistan, and their ages range between 26 and 39, according to the police in their press release.


Their arrests came about after Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers conducted simultaneous raids in Raffles Boulevard, Tanjong Katong Road & Cairnhill Road on Thursday. The women allegedly made use of their stay in Singapore on valid work passes to commit vice-related offences, police said.


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Police arrest 176 suspects in four-day anti-crime blitz
A total of 176 suspects aged between 18 & 82 were arrested for their involvement illegal employment, vice activities, gambling and drug-related offences. FOTO: SPF

Police have arrested a total of 176 suspects, aged between 18 & 82, in a series of anti-crime operations held over 4 days.


They are currently under investigation for suspected involvement in illegal employment, vice activities, gambling & drug-related offences.


The multi-agency operation, led by Central Division, covered a wide area in the central part of Singapore.


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Dhoby Ghaut spa 'almost like a brothel'
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The outside of one of the massage parlours

A total of 75 people were arrested in a series of enforcement operations conducted by the police between Jun 23 and 26 at 8 unlicensed massage establishments and 8 public entertainment outlets at Orchard Road, Upper Thomson Road, Upper Paya Lebar Road and Balestier Road. 


The 4-day operation saw 66 women and nine men aged between 19 and 51 arrested for various criminal and employment related offences.


related: SEX OFFENCES


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Police conducted checks at both spas

What you will see as you enter one of the massage parlours

The 2 massage parlours are known to the police, a police spokesman tells TNPS.


In Mar this year, the police conducted enforcement checks at the Prinsep Street massage parlour. They did the same at the Sophia Road massage parlour in May.


Says the spokesman: "Actions have been taken against offenders under the Massage Establishment Act and the Immigration Act.


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36 nabbed in suspected brothels in HDB heartland

About a month ago, her immediate neighbours of 8 years moved out after renting out their 5-room flat in Woodlands.

Soon after the tenants moved in, their common corridor on the 4th storey became a daily hive of activity. Men would pace up and down while looking at their mobile phones.

The resident, who wanted to be known only as Madam K, told The New Paper yesterday that her husband also saw women, who lived in the flat, leaving in the middle of the night, never to return. Other women would then move in.

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Vice in Woodlands: From HDB brothel to illegal hotel?
A suspected prostitute in a Woodlands flat earlier this month: 36 people were arrested in the island-wide raid of suspected brothels in the HDB heartland.FOTO: WANBAO FILE

Some HDB heartlanders are wondering what's taking place behind closed doors at this Woodlands flat.


The unit used to be a heartland brothel, with strangers turning up at all hours of the day and even late into the night.


These unfamiliar faces were all men, who looked to be in their 30s to 50s.


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50 foreign nationals arrested after 4-day police bust at Geylang and Joo Chiat night spots

A total of 50 persons were arrested in Police Operations targeting four public entertainment outlets from 4 Jun 2013 to 7 Jun 2013.


The Operations, led by from Bedok Police Division, carried out enforcement checks at four public entertainment outlets located along Joo Chiat Road and Geylang. A total of 50 persons, comprising of 49 female foreigners and 1 male foreigner aged between 18 & 37, were arrested for unlawful employment offences. Police also issued summons under the Public Entertainment Meeting Act to all the four entertainment outlets.


This is part of ongoing Police enforcement efforts to clamp down on criminal activities at entertainment outlets and serves as a warning that those who conduct such illicit activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law.


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46 arrested for illegal employment at Geylang entertainment outlets

A total of 46 people were arrested in a police operation which ended early this morning

In an 8-hour operation involving officers from Bedok Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), enforcement checks were carried out at public entertainment outlets in Geylang.


During the operation, 46 suspects - comprising of 45 female foreigners and 1 male foreigner - were arrested for unlawful employment offences.


The ages of those arrested ranged between 18 and 30.

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130 arrested in overnight crime blitz

Suspects apprehended during the blitz. Photo: Singapore Police Force

130 suspects comprizing 48 men & 82 women were arrested during an overnight crime blitz yesterday (Aug 30).
A police statement said the suspects, who were aged between 18 & 73, had been arrested for various offences.

76 had been arrested for offences involving illegal employment and the rest were apprehended for illegal gaming, unlawful assembly, drink driving and other criminal offences.

The joint anti-crime operation had been led by Central Police Division and supported by officers from Criminal Investigation Department, Traffic Police, Central Narcotics Bureau and Singapore Civil Defence Force.

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Police arrest 168 for various offences in islandwide operation

In a continued effort to clamp down criminal activities, Central Police Division with support from Criminal Investigation Department and Traffic Police, conducted a series of operations from 3 to 7 Apr 2013.


These operations resulted in the arrest of 168 persons, comprising 62 males & 106 females between the ages of 18 and 72, for various offences.


The operations saw officers cracking down on illegal gambling in the Jalan Besar area, with enforcement checks conducted at public entertainment outlets, and massage establishments located along Marina Bay, South Bridge Road and Little India. Road blocks were also set up within to detect drink driving. 


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