Gang members hold sex and drug orgies at chalets

Security stepped up at chalets during holidays

CHALET operators here said they have not come across sex-and-drug parties on their premises.

Mr Vikas Gupta, 22, manager of Goldkist Beach Resort at East Coast Park, said: "To the best of our knowledge,we have not come across any such incident so far."

Mr Steven Tang, director of Costa Sands Resort, which has two outlets in Pasir Ris and one in Sentosa, said his management has also not come across such parties.

He added: "It has always been our practice to step up our security presence during our peak periods, such as the June school holidays, to deal with the additional visitors."

Mr Vikas also said the frequency of security patrols in his resort will increase by 50 per cent during peak periods.

Drug possession

Crimes in resorts go back several years.

In a 2000 case, 13 young people, including a 12-year-old girl, were arrested at a Pasir Ris chalet for possessing six sachets of ketamine anda packet of cannabis.

Last November, four youths were arrested at Costa Sands Resort in Pasir Ris after two of them were found to have choppers.

The police state on their website that a key concern is combating youth crime.

While the total number of youth arrested for crimes dropped slightly from 4,271 in 2009 to 4,176 last year, the number of those nabbed for rioting rose from 468 in 2009 to 531 last year.

ganlk@sph.com.sg 

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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