Earlier this week, pictures of personnel in plainclothes detaining vendors at the bazaar made the rounds on social media.

Source: Twitter

Photo: Twitter

Factually would like to assure netizens that it was in fact a case of unlicensed foreign food handlers working illegally, and not a case of non-halal dendeng (thinly sliced dried meat) being sold at the Geylang Serai bazaar.

22 unregistered foreign food handlers, who were also illegal workers, were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower during one of its regular joint operations with the police and the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Tuesday (30/5). Investigations are still on-going.

We should critically evaluate online content from unofficial sources before sharing them.

This article is accurate as of Jun 2017.