Comedian held to assist in sex trafficking case in Kuala Pilah


KUALA PILAH: A popular comedian has been detained to assist in police investigations into a human trafficking case.

Kuala Pilah OCPD Supt Amran Mohd Ghani said the suspect, in his 40s, was arrested at a hotel here on Monday (Aug 2), according to a report by Sinar Harian.

He said police had also managed to save a woman from sexual exploitation during the raid.

"Police also seized condoms, cash, four mobile phones and a Perodua Axia in the 10am raid," he said.

Supt Amran said the suspect had been remanded for four days to assist in the probe.

The woman, he said, had also obtained a temporary protection order and had been sent to a safe home in Johor.

The case, he said, is being investigated under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007.

Offenders can be jailed up to 15 years and fined upon conviction.

Supt Amran said the suspect had also been issued a compound for violating the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021 for travelling interstate.

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