Online Thai sex ring busted in Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU - An online syndicate that offered sex services has been busted with the arrest of nine Thai women at a hotel along Jalan Wong Ah Fook here.

State Immigration Department assistant deputy director Khairul­anuar Abu Bakar said the women, aged between 21 and 31, were detained following a raid at 11.30pm on Friday.

"They have been advertising themselves through an online web portal," he said, adding that the syndicate would reply to clients via SMS to confirm their "bookings".

"The women, who entered the country using social visit passes, have been sent to the Pekan Nenas immigration depot for further investigations," he said.