99 women arrested in Singapore's anti-vice operation

Indonesian sex workers cover their faces as military police accompanied by journalists conduct patrols to prevent soldiers and police from patronizing Surabaya city's red light district popularly known as Dolly. — AFP pic
Indonesian sex workers cover their faces as military police accompanied by journalists conduct patrols to prevent soldiers and police from patronizing Surabaya city's red light district popularly known as Dolly. — AFP pic

SINGAPORE, June 20 — 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 yesterday.

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 (RM9,277) 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. — TODAY

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