62 under investigation following raids on unlicensed KTVs and other entertainment venues

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SINGAPORE — Fifteen people arrested are among 62 people under investigation following raids on unlicensed KTVs and other entertainment venues over the festive season.

Police said Monday (January 31) that a joint law enforcement operation from January 20-29 targeted authorized and unauthorized public outlets and found that seven of the 13 outlets inspected had committed violations alcohol, gambling, fire safety and Covid-19. laws.

The 62 people under investigation are between the ages of 25 and 66.

One of those arrested was a 28-year-old man for his alleged involvement in the activities of a secret society.

Two allegedly unlicensed outlets that operated a “KTV concept” were found in a business unit on Balestier Road.

Two men, aged 34 and 39, believed to be behind the two outlets, have been arrested for possible violations of liquor laws and will be investigated for operating the outlets. sale without license.

Four other women were arrested for offenses under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act 1990.

The operators and 15 customers, who allegedly sang karaoke and consumed alcohol within the unit, are also under investigation for non-compliance with security management measures.

Nine other men were arrested at a shop along Upper Thomson Road where they were believed to have been found gambling.

One of them, a 30-year-old man, will be investigated for operating and running an illegal gambling den.

The nine were arrested for breaches of the Common Gambling Houses Act 1961 and will also be investigated for failing to comply with safe management measures.

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