50 foreign nationals arrested after 4-day police bust at Geylang and Joo Chiat night spots

Fifty foreign nationals were arrested over the week during a four-day bust by Bedok Police Division officers.

The operation, targeted at four public entertainment outlets, started on June 4 and ended on Friday.

Enforcement checks were carried out at four public entertainment outlets located along Joo Chiat Road and Geylang.

Police said in a statement on Saturday that 49 female foreigners and one man, also a foreign national, age between 18 and 37, were arrested for unlawful employment offences.

Police also issued summons under the Public Entertainment Meeting Act to all the four entertainment outlets.

A spokesman said that the operations was part of ongoing police enforcement efforts to clamp down on criminal activities at entertainment outlets and serves as a warning that those who conduct such illicit activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Investigation against the arrested persons are ongoing.