KUALA LUMPUR: A prostitution ring has been busted after the police raided a premises in Taman Fadason here.
In a statement, Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said that the raid was conducted on Saturday (Aug 13) at 11am.
“Of the 19 arrested, 18 are foreign women, aged 25 to 39. A local man, aged 34, was also caught as we believe he was the caretaker.
“Investigations show that one of the women, an Indonesian aged 39, was forced into prostitution without pay.
“She was brought into the country from Stulang, Johor as a GRO but was forced to be a prostitute and later brought to a hotel in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
He added that the remaining women confessed to being GROs willingly.
“They have been working in Malaysia for the past two years and all do not possess valid travel documents,” he said.
Seventeen of the women have been remanded until Aug 27. The local suspect has been remanded until Aug 19.
“The court has approved an application by the police for an interim protection order (IPO) for 21 days to protect and place the forced victim at a safe house,” said ACP Beh.