Suspected sex worker jumps from first floor of hotel to escape police

KUALA LUMPUR: A 34-year-old woman, believed to be a prostitute, jumped from the first floor of a hotel in Taman Setapak Indah in a bid to escape police.

Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor said the Thai national injured her right leg in the escape bid during the raid at 9.30pm on Monday (July 5) and she was sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.

"She was among seven Thai women aged between 29 and 34, detained in an operation codenamed Ops Patuh/Ops Noda conducted by KL CID," he said when met at the raid location on Monday night (July 5).

ACP Nasri said police also seized 10 condoms and RM1,050 in cash.

"The caretaker of the premises was not present during the raid," he added.

In a separate raid, ACP Nasri said a police officer injured his hands in the midst of arresting a suspect at a hotel, used as a brothel in Jalan Pudu Ulu on Monday night.

"He has been sent to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for treatment," he said.

In the raid, seven Thai women and a local man, aged between 26 and 45, were nabbed, he added.

"We also seized 11 condoms, two decoders and RM1,230 in cash," he said.

ACP Nasri said police will investigate further to uncover how long the prostitution syndicates have been operating.

"We aim to discover the extent of their operation," he said.

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