Police raid 4 massage parlours in Little India, 6 women arrested

Six women were arrested by police in raids targeting four massage parlours along Rangoon, Balestier and Race Course Roads on April 26, 2017.
Six women were arrested by police in raids targeting four massage parlours along Rangoon, Balestier and Race Course Roads on April 26, 2017.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Four massage parlours along Rangoon, Balestier and Race Course Roads were raided by police on Wednesday (April 26) afternoon. 

A total of six women, all foreigners aged between 29 and 50, were arrested during the raids.

All four parlours were found to offer sexual services at an extra cost. 

Police first raided two establishments within an hour at Rangoon Road for unlicensed TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practices. Licensed TCM practitioners were not present in both locations, rendering it an offence.

Two women were found in one of the rooms at the first parlour, where they were sitting beside a bed. Condoms found were displayed on the reception table.

Another two women were found at the second parlour. 

In total, three women from the two parlours at Rangoon Road were arrested under the Women's Charter. 

Police then raided two more unlicensed massage establishments disguised as spas along Balestier and Race Course Roads, where another three women were arrested.