236 nabbed in joint enforcement blitz, more than half arrested for illegal employment

236 nabbed in joint enforcement blitz, more than half arrested for illegal employment
Over 200 people were arrested for illegal activities in a six-day joint enforcement blitz that started last Tuesday.

Over 230 persons were arrested in a 6-day enforcement blitz led by the Singapore Police Force that began on Tuesday last week.

The joint operation led by Central Police Division was supported by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Traffic Police, Special Operations Command, Central Narcotics Bureau and Singapore Civil Defence.

A total of 47 males and 189 females between the ages of 17 and 63 were arrested for various offences.

The operation included checks conducted at illegal massage establishments at Jalan Besar and public entertainment outlets along Marina Bay, South Bridge Road, Beach Road and Little India.

Road blocks were also set up to detect drink driving.

Ten outlets were found to have contravened public entertainment licensing conditions. A total of 180 subjects were arrested for illegal employment. Another 23 subjects were arrested for unlawful assembly, 4 subjects were arrested for drunk driving and 29 subjects were arrested for other criminal offences.

Investigations against the persons arrested are ongoing.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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