Five women have been arrested for their suspected involvement in prostitution activities in the residential areas of Yishun and Sengkang, said the police in a news release on Saturday (May 6, 2017).
The women, aged between 29 and 39, were rounded up during a 10-hour anti-vice police operation on Thursday. Three women were arrested at a Housing Board unit in Yishun, while the others were arrested at a unit in Sengkang.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested for suspected consumption of controlled drugs, as well as for using abusive language and criminal force to deter an officer from discharging his duties.
Cash amounting to S$970 and mobile phones were seized by police.
Anyone who is convicted of being the tenant, lessee or occupier or person in charge of a brothel and of keeping, managing or assisting in the management of a brothel can be jailed up to five years or fined up to $10,000, or both.
Anyone convicted of the offence of living wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person, such as receiving rental earnings from prostitutes, can be jailed not more than five years and fined not more than $10,000, under the Women’s Charter.
Investigations are ongoing.
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