Cops raid Johor restaurant, arrest 18 Vietnamese women

JOHOR BARU: Police here raided a Taman Sri Tebrau restaurant here and arrested 18 Vietnamese women for being in the state without valid documents

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain said that the suspects are aged between 23 to 51 and were arrested during the Ops Noda raid that was conducted at about 10.10pm on Tuesday (April 20).

“The women are believed to be working as guest relations officers (GROs). Some of them tried to flee upon seeing the police but were later caught," said ACP Mohd Padzli.

“All of the suspects were arrested to check their travel records with the Immigration Department, ” he added in a statement here on Wednesday (April 21).

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963 for not possessing valid identification documents and Rule 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963 for abuse of a pass or permit issued.

All of the suspects are currently under remand for 14 days starting Thursday (April 21).

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