KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 foreign women were rounded up as the federal police began “Ops Noda” an operation to rid Klang Valley of vice-related activities.
Led by Federal CID deputy-director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan, police squads from many parts of the country were deployed simultaneously to raid a disco in Bukit Bintang, a restaurant in Pudu and a pub in Serdang.
They detained 42 Chinese women in Pudu, 39 Thais in Bukit Bintang and 22 Vietnamese in Serdang.
The women were aged between 24 and 35.
He said 25 officers and 50 personnel from Bukit Aman, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur took part in the operations.
“We brought in officers from other states to participate in the raids to ensure better success and coordination. We did not want the personnel to be recognised by the outlet's informers,” he said.
SAC Abdul Jalil said police were intent on cleaning up the image of Kuala Lumpur and would conduct daily operations to clamp down on vice-related activities.
“We have received numerous complaints that Pudu has been flooded with women from China and that is our priority now.
“Once the Klang Valley is rid of such activities, we would start a nationwide clean up as well. We will deploy officers from other states to assist in surveillance and raids,” he said.
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