Foreign sex workers among 30 nabbed in Malaysia raid

Foreign sex workers among 30 nabbed in Malaysia raid

PETALING JAYA - Thirty people, including 20 female foreign workers, have been nabbed in a raid by Bukit Aman's Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism.

The raiding officers also seized condoms, transaction receipts, a registration guestbook, RM3,678 (S$1380) in cash and three handphones.

They busted the premises located in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, at 10.30pm on Saturday after several weeks of surveillance.

Police arrested nine men, who were the caretakers, and 21 women.

Eleven of the women were Vietnamese, six Thais, three Indonesians and one Malaysian.

The foreign women, who are believed to be sex workers, were in the midst of attending to their clients when the place was stormed.

"We found used condoms and lubricants scattered all around," said operations chief Supt Fazlisyam Abd Majid.

"Investigations revealed that the women were offering sex services. The price ranged between RM168 and RM188," he added.

Supt Fazlisyam said the business owner tried to hoodwink the authorities by building a secret passage to a room where the illicit activities took place.

"There is a secret way to that room on the third floor," he said.

"At first glance, the door to the passage looks like a wall but once we inspected it, we found a staircase that led us to the room.

"That is where all the guests relations officers were kept, especially if a bust occurred," he said.

Supt Fazlisyam added that closed-circuit television cameras were installed to detect the arrival of authorities.

The team, which was led by ASP T. Davidson, comprised four officers and 12 personnel.

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