18 women caught giving erotic massages, detained in raid

MALAYSIA - A syndicate that provided prostitutes was uncovered at three traditional massage centres when 18 women were caught giving erotic massages to their customers.

Kosmo! reported that immigration officers had posed as customers before they conducted a raid at an outlet in Batu Pahat, Johor, on Sunday.

One customer, who had paid RM60 (S$23) for the services of a mas­­­­­­­­­seuse, attempted to escape during the raid, said Johor Immigration De­partment assistant deputy director Khairul­anuar Abu Bakar.

The women who were detained during the raid were from Thailand and China.

According to Khairulanuar, the women would caress their customers during the massage as a means of luring them into paying an additional RM50 for sexual services.