PUTRAJAYA: Seven Tanzanian females and three others from Uganda suspected to be involved in prostitution and immoral activities were detained by a team of 20 immigration officers near Cyberjaya, Selangor at 4pm, 17th Aug. 2022.
Director General of Immigration Malaysia, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the immigration team had ambushed a luxurious condominium believed to be the centre for prostitution syndicate from Africa.
“After investigation, it was found that the suspected prostitutes age were in the range of 23-37. The operation team had seized nine passports, 13 hand phones, one access card, one student card, four set condoms and nine note books to record as proofs the sexual services rendered.
“The success of the operation was the result of fast action by the department in arranging the ambush after receiving information from the public on the same day,” Khairul Dzaimee said in a statement.
The Director General added, in the preliminary investigation, it was found that the nine females had entered the country as foreign tourists while one female entered as an international student at a Language Center in Kuala Lumpur.
Khairul Dzaimee said, from all the detainees, two females out of which one from Tanzania and another from Uganda were identified as “Mummies” or middle persons in the prostitution activities.
The target of this syndicate is international students and men from African continent especially from Nigeria with the payment of RM200 until RM500 for each service.
“All the detainees were sent to the Immigration Head Office, Putrajaya for investigation following Anti-Human Trafficking and Anti-Migrant Smuggling Act (ATIPSOM), Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966 and Immigration Procedures 1963.
“This department is not denying the fact that there is a foreign prostitute syndicate among the tourists and international students from the African continent,” he said.
Khairul Dzainee stressed that after the operation further investigation will be launched to detect the culprit of the prostitution activities and the networks of the syndicate.
He urged members of the public to continue cooperating and channeling complaints related to the foreigners’ immoral activities that violated the laws of the country and hence enforcement activities should be carried out,” Khairul Dzaimee said. –Malaysia World News