Salon raided for illegal sex services Shin Min Daily News - 1 hr 3 mins ago Two PRC women in their 30s were arrested after a raid for vice activities at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. Police raided an unopened beauty salon at about 4pm on 8 November. During the raid, policemen found a man and a woman together in bed in a partition of the shop. The woman was wearing only a pair of panties. They also found a male customer waiting to be served by another woman in another partition of the shop. During the raid, policemen also dismantled all the merchandise shelves in the shop as it was believed to be used to obscure and hide vice activities. An owner of a nearby shop, Mdm Li (35, beautician) witnessed the policemen raid the shop and subdue the two women. She described to reporters that the raid had startled many people in the mall, especially as it was very loud when the policemen were dismantling the shelves. The owner of the raided shop, Mr Xu, 57, was found to be a repeat offender previously involved in providing illegal sex services in massage parlours. He however, told reporters that he was completely unaware of the vice activities taking place in his shop. He claimed that he had gotten to know the two PRC women, who were beauticians, about 11 weeks ago. He added that they were only there to look after the shop while he was elsewhere for business. He went on to lament that the raid had caused him up to $20,000 due to damaged shelves, equipment and beauty products. Source: Shin Min Daily News, 9 December 2011.