KAJANG: Police from another district were mobilised to conduct an anti-vice raid at a karaoke lounge here to ensure that the target was not alerted.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Abu Bakar Mustaffa said the move was necessary as the outlet is only about 1km from the district headquarters here.
Ten CID personnel from the Gombak district headquarters were “borrowed” for the raid, which started at 2.30am yesterday, he said yesterday at a press conference here after the raid.
During the five-hour operation at the outlet, which occupied two floors of a five-storey building, police detained 18 foreign women, aged between 19 and 29.
SAC Abu Bakar said the women –11 Indonesians, four Thais and three Chinese nationals – were believed to be involved in prostitution.