SINGAPORE - The teacher in her 40s who wanted to be known only as Madam K, suspected a neighbouring five-room flat in Woodlands could be a front for prostitution and was about to make a police report when a police raid confirmed that it was being used as a brothel.
The raid was part of an island-wide operation in which 36 people were arrested at suspected brothels in the HDB heartland on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The suspects, comprising two men and 34 women aged between 21 and 48, were allegedly involved in vice-related activities in residential areas, the police said in a statement recently.
Officers from the Ang Mo Kio Division, Jurong Division and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided multiple locations, including Woodlands, Sembawang, Sengkang, Jurong West, Yishun, Chinatown and River Valley.
Items such as boxes of condoms, lubricants, mobile phones, cash, contraband cigarettes and work documents, believed to be forged, were seized.
The statement said preliminary investigations revealed that the women had advertised their sexual services online and carried out vice-related activities in residential units.
The owners of the units will be investigated and the police will also alert the Housing Board (HDB) for follow-up action.