This major operation at Singapore's hottest redlight area yielded 170 people including flesh sellers and buyers and the middlemen. The operation involved Home Team officers from the Singapore Police Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. They also joined hands with officers from Singapore Customs and the SAF Military Police Command to conduct the raids.
The 14-hour operation was led by the Criminal Investigation Department and it deployed more than 200 officers. The raids were conducted on Friday afternoon and ended early Saturday morning. The people were arrested for a host of criminal offences including illegal gambling activities, soliciting, secret society involvement as well as peddling of contraband cigarettes.