AMPANG: Police have detained six transvestites in Pandan Indah following a joint operation to curb immoral activities in the district.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the operation, which was conducted at about 10.30pm on Saturday (Aug 6) involved various agencies including the police, Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS), and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council.
"We detained six transvestites in Pandan Indah, believed to be involved in immoral activities.
"Five of them, who were Muslims, were handed over to JAIS while the non-Muslim is being investigated by the police," he said when contacted on Sunday (Aug 7).
One of the suspects also tested positive for methamphetamine, he said.
According to ACP Farouk, the five Muslim suspects were being investigated under Section 30 Enactment 9 of the Selangor Syariah Criminal Offences 1995 for posing as women for immoral purposes, which carries a fine of not more than RM1,000 or up to six months in prison upon conviction.
"The other suspect (non-Muslim) is being investigated under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 for insulting behaviour.
"We are also investigating under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act," he said.
ACP Farouk said the police will continue with such operations to curb immoral activities in the district.