Eight 'tourists' arrested in Kota Kinabalu for vice activities

Eight 'tourists' arrested in Kota Kinabalu for vice activities

KOTA KINABALU - Eight "tourists" from China, Philippines and Indonesia were arrested in separate raids for suspected vice activities around the state capital.

The first to be nabbed under the Ops Noda operation was a 45-year-old woman from China at 7.40pm on Saturday.

Kota Kinabalu city police chief Assist Comm M. Chandra said the woman was arrested from a hotel at the KK Times Square commercial area.

"A used condom and several other new ones as well as RM150 were seized from the premise", he said.

The second China woman was arrested at a Karaoke Lounge in Kepayan not far from the city at 11.50pm the same night.

"The 37-year-old woman was found with two unused condoms and RM150," ACP Chandra said.

A third operation carried out at an entertainment outlet at Cyber Square just after midnight on Sept 14 saw seven people comprising a 24-year-old local man, who was the caretaker of the premise, five Filipino women aged between 24 and 38 (of which three had no documents), and a 27-year-old Indonesian woman arrested.

"All have been remanded," ACP Chandra said, adding that most of those arrested came to Sabah as tourists with social visit passes.

He said a total of 44 people were also investigated and taken for urine tests during the raids.

"A woman and three men were tested positive for drugs," he added.

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