Three-day operation nabs 89 people for vice, immigration offences

Law enforcement officers arrested 89 people for various offences in a three-day operation to weed out illegal activities, the police said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Law enforcement officers arrested 89 people for various offences in a three-day operation to weed out illegal activities, the police said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Law enforcement officers arrested 89 people for various offences in a three-day operation to weed out illegal activities, the police said on Monday.

These included voluntarily allowing their bank accounts to be utilised by unlicensed moneylenders, suspected involvement in vice, drug-related offences and immigration offences.

The operation was led by Jurong Police Division and supported by the Traffic Police (TP), Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

The officers checked 1,240 persons and 1,520 vehicles at the land checkpoints as well as multiple locations in the western part of Singapore, including karaoke lounges in Jurong.

During a raid at the Sun City karaoke lounge above the Jurong Superbowl bowling alley, police arrested eight Vietnamese women for working illegally at the establishment.

Shopkeeper Muhammad who runs a provisions stand near the karaoke lounge said that that some of these women were working.

"So many foreigners there, we can't be sure that all of them have work passes," he said.

The officers also busted prostitution activities in forested areas along Kranji and arrested suspects for drug peddling in Bukit Batok.

The commander of the Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Wilson Lim, said: "Police will continue to work closely with other Home Team agencies to deal with those who carry out such illicit activities."