159 arrested in Geylang raid

159 arrested in Geylang raid

SINGAPORE - Police arrested a total of 159 people, including 89 men and 70 women, for various offences after multiples raids at Geylang in October last year.

The raids occured at Lorong 14, Lorong 16 and Lorong 24 in Geylang, and involved more than 170 officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, the Police Intelligence Department and the Special Operations Command.

One man, 47, is being accused of providing and selling information about the movement of police vehicles to crime syndicates operating in Geylang. Officers seized two binoculars, one telescope and two Iden handsets found in the subject's possession. Another 18 communication devices and a motorised bicycle were also seized in the operation.

Six of those arrested will face court on Wednesday for intentionally obstructing justice. If convicted, they can be jailed for up to seven years.

Another three suspects will also face court for assisting in the running of a brothel. If convicted, they can be fined up to $3,000 and jailed for up to three years.

Three other suspects believed to have obstructed justice and assisted in the management of a brothel will also be charged.

Investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing.

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