Police nabs 3 linked to prostitution syndicate; saves Vietnamese woman

31-Oct-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Terengganu police crippled a prostitution syndicate with the arrest of three men, and saved an 18-year-old Vietnamese woman in a raid at a hotel here last Friday.

State Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Fazlisyam Abdul Majid said a team of policemen from the Terengganu police contingent raided the hotel room at 12.30am.

Fazlisyam said condoms and RM380 cash and a car were seized during the raid.

“The trio, aged between 19 and 38, were taken to the Kuala Terengganu police station for further investigation under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 for trafficking in persons for the purpose of exploitation by means of deception, respectively,” he said at the Kuala Terengganu police contingent today.

“Initial investigations showed that the woman had no valid travel documents and was forced to offer sex service by the group,” he said.

He said the victim was taken to hotels in Kedah, Kuala Lumpur and here, and stayed for two weeks at each of the destination.

“The team lured their customers via the WeChat application. Customers were charged between RM160 and RM200 for each service.”

He said police had obtained a six-day remand order against the trio starting from October 24 until October 29.

“The woman will be referred to the state Immigration Department,” he said.



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