134 foreign women nabbed in Singapore vice crackdown

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Government residential blocks in Woodlands, Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

Two Vietnamese men and 134 foreign women were arrested during police raids after allegedly providing prostitution services in various locations in Singapore.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Land Divisions jointly conducted raids at multiple locations during a 22-day anti-vice operation from March 20 to April 10, Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) reported.

Condominiums and residential units at Geylang, Tanjong Katong Road, Boon Teck Road, Clementi, Woodlands, Jurong West, Rangoon Road, Sembawang, Yishun, Boon Lay Drive, Jellicoe Road, Tan Quee Lan Street, Raffles Boulevard and Sims Avenue were visited during the crackdown.

A total of 134 women aged from 23 to 50 who came from Vietnam, Thailand and China were detained for providing illegal sex services. Most only held visas for a temporary stay in Singapore.

Two Vietnamese men – both 25 and holders of valid work visas – were charged with allegedly organising vice activities by recruiting prostitutes via WeChat, the instant messaging app.

They appeared in court for mention on March 24.

Meanwhile, police investigations into other suspects are ongoing.

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