Two people to be charged with human trafficking, celebrity to be witness

SEREMBAN (Bernama): Two individuals believed to be involved in a human trafficking case recently will be brought to the Kuala Pilah Magistrate’s Court, near here, on Tuesday (Aug 24).

Kuala Pilah OCPD Supt Amran Mohd Ghani said the two, a man and a woman, are expected to be charged at 9am under Sections 372(1)(f) and 372B of the Penal Code.

According to him, a celebrity who was previously detained on suspicion of being involved in the case was only called in to facilitate investigations and not charged.

"The celebrity was detained only to assist investigations and will be a case witness,” he said when contacted on Monday (Aug 23).

Media outlets had previously reported that several individuals, including a celebrity in his 40s, were detained on Aug 1 to facilitate investigations into a human trafficking case believed to be linked to sexual exploitation.

Following the arrests, police rescued a Melanau woman at a hotel in Kuala Pilah and obtained a temporary court order to place the victim at a shelter in Johor.- Bernama

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