Police arrest 13 for drug related and other offences following islandwide operation

Of the 13 arrested, three men and one woman were arrested for drug related offences.
Of the 13 arrested, three men and one woman were arrested for drug related offences.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Four men and nine women were arrested following a 16-hour joint enforcement operation that took place over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 21 and 22), police said in a statement on Thursday.

During the operation, officers conducted checks at housing estates in Yishun, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol, as well as massage establishments in Ang Mo Kio.

The operation was jointly led by officers from Ang Mo Kio Division and the Central Narcotics Bureau Enforcement 'F' Division.

Of those arrested, three men and one woman were arrested for drug related offences. A small amount of cannabis was seized.

Another man and seven women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter Act. Preliminary investigations revealed that the female suspects advertised their sexual service online and operated within the residential areas.

Cash amounting to $1,410 and 10 mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

In addition, one unlicensed massage establishment outlet was raided and one woman arrested for employment-related offences.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.