The Singapore Police Force (SPF) have arrested three men, aged between 24 and 37, in an operation to clamp down on unlicensed public entertainment outlets.
36 other people found in the units will also be investigated for allegedly not complying with safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
Selegie Road and Tagore Lane
In a press release on July 18, SPF said that on July 17, the police conducted an operation against two alleged unlicensed public entertainment outlets located along Selegie Road and Tagore Lane.
In both units, public entertainment and liquor were believed to have been provided without a valid licence.
Karaoke equipment, liquor bottles and beer cans found at both units were seized for investigations.
In the operation at a shophouse along Selegie Road, 14 men and nine women, aged between 20 and 31, were allegedly found socialising at the location.
Two 24-year-old men, believed to be operators of the unit, were arrested under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act for allegedly supplying liquor without a licence.
In the operation at a commercial unit along Tagore Lane, two men and 11 women, aged between 23 and 38, were allegedly found socialising at the location.
A 37-year-old man, believed to be the operator of the unit, was arrested under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act for allegedly supplying liquor without a licence.
The respective offences of supplying liquor and providing public entertainment without a valid licence, each carry a fine of up to S$20,000.
For non-compliance with safe distancing measures, offenders may be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.
Police advised members of the public to take the prevailing safe distancing measures seriously.
The police added that they take a stern view of irresponsible behaviour relating to the flouting of safe distancing measures, and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Top images courtesy of Singapore Police Force.