KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total 10,002 local and foreign women were found to be involved in prostitutions in seven states from January to October.
Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the raids were conducted in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Penang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.
He said all the women, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai nationals, were believed to be working as guest relation officers and prostitutes.
According to Huzir, 2,633 raids were conducted in the six states and the Federal Territory during the period involving 1,686 bars, 802 karaoke centres and 145 night clubs.
"On the online gambling, 7,591 individuals were detained through 3,422 raids nationwide in the same period, ’’ he told a media conference at Bukit Aman here on Wednesday (Nov 20).
In the meantime, he said the police would scrutinise stadium inspection procedures of individuals after a flare was burned at the Malaysia-Indonesia match at the 2022 World Cup/2024 Asian Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (Nov 19).
Huzir said this included referring the matter to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
"Indeed, the police have a representative in the FAM committee and this matter will be referred to the quarters involved," he added. – Bernama
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