Police raid 5 massage parlours for illicit activities, 2 women arrested

A photo supplied by the police shows women working in a massage parlour.
PHOTO: Police

Clamping down on illicit goings-on at massage parlours, the police raided five dubious establishments in Lavender Street and Jalan Besar and arrested two women.

In a statement today (June 8), the police said it will take action on the five outlets after officers swooped down on their premises in operations yesterday and today.

Massage beds, shower cubicles and other paraphernalia were seized. Two women aged 29 and 46 were detained, among the 18 women checked.

Funny goings-on in massage parlours?

  • The police conducted raids at massage establishments in Lavender Street and Jalan Besar over two days.
  • Two women aged 29 and 46 were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter, Chapter 353.
  • Massage beds, shower cubicles and other paraphernalia were seized from the outlets.
  • Action will also be taken against the five massage establishments for offences under the Massage Establishments Act.
  • Legitimate or dubious massage parlour?
  • The operation is part of the police’s ongoing enforcement efforts to clamp down on illicit activities.

Commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Arthur Law, said: "The police take a serious view against massage establishments that operate without a valid licence or contravene the provisions under the Massage Establishments Act."

chenj@sph.com.sg

 

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