PUTRAJAYA: Fifty individuals aged 24-35 had been detained in a night club at Taman Bukit Indah Nusajaya, Johor following a raid launched by the Immigration Officers, from the Intelligence and Special Operation Division, Immigration, Putrajaya at 1.00am, Thursday.
Director General, Immigration Malaysia, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the team consisting of 27 officers had launched the raid following the information gathered from a syndicate supplying masseurs from Thailand that had been busted on 21st July 2022.
“In the raid at the night club, 150 people had been checked and out of that 50 Malaysians and foreign individuals consisting of 43 females from Thailand, one female from Laos, two males from Bangladesh and one male from Pakistan had been detained.
“Three Malaysians including one male and two females who were taking care of the premises were also detained and they were remanded under Section 117 of the Penal Code,” Khairul Dzaimee said in a statement.
Meanwhile all the foreigners detained were suspected working as guest relation officers while the foreign males were as casual workers at the night club.
According to Khairul Dzaimee, the modus operandi carried out in the night club was that the entertainers stood on the stage while the guests chose any one of them by putting around their neck a wreath of flowers. The fee was between RM200-RM300 for every wreath of flowers.
“If the customer needs sex service from the entertainer the fee would be around RM1, 000 to RMRM1, 500 per night,” Khairul Dzaimee said.
Khairul Dzaimee added, earlier the investigation showed that the females had entered the country using Social Visit Passes (PLS) as tourists and they had fulfilled the terms and conditions of entry aimed at touring the country. However the Immigration facilities had been wrongly used.
He said, all of them had been detained for the alleged offences under Section 15 (4) Immigration Act and Section 39(b) Immigration Procedures 1963. Meanwhile the three Malaysian females were detained under Section 55E and 56(1) d Immigration Act.
“Also seized in the raid were 50 multi-national passports. All the detainees were taken to the Setia Tropika, Johor Immigration Office for further investigations,” Khairul Dzaimee said.- Malaysia World News