Two-day raid flushes out illegal hostesses and masseuses

Two of the 17 women who were arrested following a two-day police raid.
Two of the 17 women who were arrested following a two-day police raid.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
The raid that ended on Jan 10 took place at Jalan Besar and Little India.
The raid that ended on Jan 10 took place at Jalan Besar and Little India.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
The women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
The women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Six women were arrested for providing sexual services at massage parlours and 11 were arrested for working illegally as hostesses at public entertainment outlets.
Six women were arrested for providing sexual services at massage parlours and 11 were arrested for working illegally as hostesses at public entertainment outlets. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Seventeen women were arrested for working illegally as masseuses or hostesses following a two-day police raid of Jalan Besar and Little India that ended on Wednesday (Jan 10).

Officers from the Central Police Division arrested six women providing sexual services at massage parlours, according to a police release.

Another 11 women were arrested for working illegally as hostesses in public entertainment outlets located along Jalan Besar and Syed Alwi Road.

The women were arrested for offences under the Women's Charter and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

During the raids, three massage parlours were found to be operating without licenses.

Action will be taken against those behind the unlicensed massage establishments and errant public entertainment operators, a police spokesman said.