KUALA LUMPUR: Reflexology centres with rooms separated by curtains to provide “extra” services were raided as the police crackdown on vice-related activities intensified.
Eleven such centres around the Klang Valley were raided following public tip-off.
The raids saw 34 women, aged between 22 and 40, being rounded up for suspected involvement in offering “extra” services to their clients.
Also detained for questioning were three outlet operators and 20 customers.
They were released after having their statements recorded at the Petaling police station.
Police raided nine outlets in Sri Petaling at about 4.30pm yesterday.
City anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7) raiding officer Deputy Supt Azman Isa said 26 Chinese women, who entered the country using social visit and student passes, were held.
“Some of the outlets have rooms separated by curtains which we believe offer more than just reflexology services.
“Checks showed these foreign women have been in and out of the country on numerous occasions,” he said.
DSP Azman added that the suspects would be handed over to the Immigration authorities for abusing their passes.
Meanwhile, in a separate raid on Sunday, Bukit Aman D7 officers detained eight Chinese women at two similar outlets in Jalan SS2/63 and Jalan SS2/75.
The suspects were believed to be offering sexual services to their customers. Raiding officers found three customers in the rooms.
Federal CID deputy director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan announced the launching of “Ops Noda” to rid Klang Valley of vice-related activities.
SAC Abdul Jalil said police would carry out daily operations and deploy officers from other states to assist in surveillance and raids.