13 massage parlour operators to be charged

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SINGAPORE - Following enforcement operations against errant massage parlours since the start of the year, a total of 13 massage parlour operators are expected to be charged in court for various breaches.

In a statement on Thursday (Mar 9), the police said that a group of 12 operators, comprising four men and eight women aged between 39 and 66, will be charged for operating massage parlours without valid licenses.

They were also found to have contravened licensing conditions under the Massage Establishments Act.

Meanwhile, the police also said that another 38-year-old woman will also be charged for violating licensing conditions.

The operations were carried out by officers from the police's Central Division, and targeted establishments in the Chinatown, Little India, Jalan Besar, Bugis and City Hall areas.