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Extensive multi-agency operations from Singapore Police lead to 30 investigations in Geylang

Singapore Police Force investigates 30 individuals, aged 24-65, for illegal gambling, vice activities, and unlicensed trade in a multi-agency crackdown in Geylang from 27 November to 9 December 2023.



The Singapore Police Force, in a recent announcement on Thursday, stated that a series of enforcement operations have been conducted, resulting in 30 individuals being investigated for various offences.

These operations, spanning from 27 November to 9 December 2023, targeted a spectrum of illegal activities in the Geylang area.

The individuals under investigation include 18 men and 12 women, aged between 24 and 65. The operations were a collaborative effort involving the Bedok Police Division, along with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and several other agencies. The focus was primarily on illegal gambling, vice activities, and the sale of illegal goods.

Specific details of the operations are as follows:

  • Gambling Raid: On 7 December, a raid was conducted on a premise along Geylang Road, suspected of hosting illegal gambling activities. The operation led to the seizure of S$730 in cash and gambling paraphernalia. Four men, aged between 34 and 65, are now being investigated under the Gambling Control Act 2022.
  • Joint Enforcement Operations: From 27 November to 6 December, multiple agencies carried out operations focusing on fire safety, the sale of unregistered health products, and illegal drug activities. These operations resulted in the seizure of cough syrup, sexual enhancement products valued at approximately $15,300, and 45g of ‘Ice’ with an estimated street value of $13,800. Two men, aged 53 and 59, are under investigation for offences under the Health Products Act 2007.
  • Massage Establishments Checks: On 6 December, two massage establishments along Geylang Road were the subjects of enforcement operations. A 34-year-old woman was arrested under the Women’s Charter 1961, and both establishments are under investigation for offences under the Massage Establishments Act 2017.
  • Anti-Vice Operations: Officers conducted checks at public entertainment outlets and hotels and carried out anti-vice operations along Geylang Road and its alleys. On 5 December, five women aged between 27 and 40 were arrested for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990. Additionally, six women aged between 31 and 48 were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter 1961. A 24-year-old man was also arrested under the Societies Act 1966 on 8 December.
  • Customs Act Enforcement: On 1 December, an operation against duty-unpaid cigarettes led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man and the issuance of composition sums to seven men aged between 30 and 45. The operation also resulted in the seizure of nine cartons, twelve packets, and 38 sticks of duty-unpaid cigarettes.
  • Illegal Modifications Crackdown: The Land Transport Authority conducted operations on 8 December targeting illegally modified Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and Power Assisted Bicycles (PABs) in the Geylang area. Three men, aged between 38 and 49, are being investigated for offences under the Active Mobility Act 2017. Several devices were impounded during the operation.

The investigations into the 30 individuals are ongoing as the authorities continue to address various forms of illegal activities within the Geylang district.

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Once upon a time only the hardcore criminals will dare to challenge the police force. Now every Yang, Muthu etc foreigner is not afraid to take on the police force. The fact that it happened shows the loopholes created by our law enforcement exploited by the criminals.There is nothing to celebrate here for the police force. You are just cleaning your own dog poo.

Such illicit and criminal activities have been ongoing for the longest time, and now they want to blow the trumpets for some “stage work”?

Sinkies must be nincompoops or dumb-heads.

In SG one cannot deny it’s always the lower ranks, lesser paid, lesser popularity gets the job done – the job of a price payer, a guilt bearer.

Spf , when are you going to catch your own officers vaping?

a show off?
to show the taxpayers,
they are not ONLY trained to handle oppos and dissentments.

When technically periodical checks and regular enforcements takes place in a scheduled time frame (flexibility at times to escape attention from opponents) frequently, there shdnt be any need for like what has happened, to nab these 10s of people.

It goes to DETERMINE CLEARLY there is A CLEAR ABSCENT of periodical checks.

2ndly that which did not surfaced – when LIFE IS GETTING TOUGHER, it’s LEGITIMATE for people to find ways and means to make more MONEY to SURVIVE to provide FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, for their family.