Singapore Police Force

Vietnamese Woman Arrested For Soliciting For Prostitution At Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Press release   •   Jun 10, 2011 14:40 +08

Police have arrested a 32-year-old Vietnamese woman who is suspected of soliciting for prostitution at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel on 4 June 2011.

On 4 June 2011 at about 1.25 am, an MBS Hotel security officer spotted a woman loitering at the hotel lobby.  The woman struck a conversation with the security officer and offered him sexual services for $400.  Despite the security officer’s rejection, the woman persisted with her offer.  The officer subsequently identified himself and detained the woman.  Police were alerted to the incident and upon arrival at scene, placed the woman under arrest.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 9 June 2011 for an offence of soliciting for the purpose of prostitution under Section 19 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Chapter 184. Upon conviction, the offence is punishable with a fine not exceeding $1,000 and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, with a fine not exceeding $2,000 or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or with both.

Commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Tan Hung Hooi said, “Sleaze has no place in our society and the Police will continue to come down hard on them.”