Johor police bust major prostitution ring following raids

JOHOR BARU: Police have busted a major prostitution ring with the arrest of 13 key syndicate members along with 31 prostitutes in a series of raids at budget hotels in the city.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said on Thursday (Sept 3) that the prostitution ring, which operated in at least five budget hotels, had been using social media to get customers.

“They operated daily, round the clock, and charged between RM190 and RM650 for their services, ” he said, adding that the syndicate had been operating since 2018.

He said the arrests started on Aug 27 when a team of officers from Bukit Aman and Johor arrested eight local syndicate members and picked up 12 women, including nine Indonesians and three Vietnamese in a series of raids here.

“Subsequently on Sept 2, we raided a few more hotels and arrested five syndicate members, including a woman, and detained 19 women, including 18 Vietnamese and a Thai, ” he said during a press conference.

All the suspects, aged 19 to 63, have been remanded for investigations.

Police also seized items like condoms, mobile phones, cash, massage oils and lubricants in the raids.

Comm Ayob said police were now liaising with their counterparts in other states and Singapore to ascertain if the syndicate had links outside Johor.

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