6 public entertainment outlets investigated, man arrested in year-end police operation

Six public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions and a man was arrested during a nine-day operation conducted by the Clementi Police Division in December 2018. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Six public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions and a man was arrested during a nine-day operation conducted by the Clementi Police Division in December 2018. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Six public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions during a nine-day crime prevention and enforcement operation conducted by the Clementi Police Division between Dec 17 and 25 in 2018.

The police are investigating the six outlets and action will be taken against the operators for flouting the rules and regulations under the Public Entertainment Act, the authorities said in a statement on Monday (Jan 7).

A 35-year-old man was also arrested for his suspected involvement in cheating by impersonation and criminal intimidation, the authorities said.

During the operation, the police conducted enforcement checks at industrial and residential premises, as well as public entertainment outlets.

In addition, patrols were stepped up at mass congregation areas and there were more roadblocks. In total, 422 people were checked during the operation.

In the light of the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, the police reminded the public to remain vigilant against crime.

"The police take a serious view of anyone found breaking the law and will continue to take a tough enforcement stance against such activities," the authorities said.