KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty six individuals involved in a prostitution syndicate led by a foreigner were detained by the Immigration Officers in the Enforcement Operation in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor at 11.30pm on 9th Feb.2023.
Immigration Director General Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the detainees include 27 females from Indonesia, two from Vietnam and four from Thailand together with one male from Bangladesh and two locals aged between 18-34 years.
He said the enforcement team had ambushed into three entertainment premises and from the information gathered, the syndicate was led by an Indonesian known as “mummy” who managed the foreign females to carry out the prostitution activities in several entertainment premises.
“The females entered Malaysia using visit passes that were given for tourism but had been abused in immoral activities in the country. Some had also used the Social Visit Pass (sibling to citizen) Social Visit Pass (escorting a patient), Employment Pass as a Therapist and some of them possesses document (Declaration of Acceptance for Recalibration Work Force) or RTK,” he said in a statement.
Khairul added, the sex service payment offered was between RM400.00 to RM500.00 an hour and the activity was carried out from 10.00pm until 3.00am. Customers could book earlier for the service via WhatsApp and Telegram.
Among the things seized were hand phones, condoms, lubricants, sex toys and access card to the room and keys to the premises.
“Those detained were suspected to have committed a case under Immigration Act 1959/63, Human Trafficking Act and Migrant Smuggling (ATIPSOM) and Immigration Procedures 1963. All the foreigners were detained at the Immigration Department Depot Semenyih, Selangor while the two local suspects were detained for investigation under the same Act,” he reiterated. –Malaysia World News