Entertainment and massage outlets in central area raided during police operations

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SINGAPORE — A number of public entertainment and massage outlets were found to have flouted the law following a police raid in the central area.

Fourteen public entertainment outlets had contravened COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and/or liquor licence conditions, the police said in a statement.

Sixteen massage establishments were operating a massage establishment without a licence and five were providing sexual services during massage services. Another five massage establishments had contravened the Massage Establishment Rules 2018.

The violations were found during a one-month enforcement operation by Central Police Division against public entertainment outlets and massage establishments in Chinatown, Central Mall, Bugis, Jalan Besar and Little India.

Actions will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules under the Liquor Control Act, Massage Establishment Act and COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.

The police also arrested the following individuals:

  1. Thirty-one women and five men, aged between 21 and 42, for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

  2. Three women, aged between 25 and 27, were arrested offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and Immigration Act.

  3. One 39-year-old man for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty.

  4. Five women, aged between 28 and 38, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter.

  5. Four women, aged between 30 and 42, for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and Women’s Charter.

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