26 sex workers detained in Malacca

06 Jul 2019 / 09:57 H.

MALACCA: A total of 26 sex workers comprising 24 foreigners and two locals were arrested by the authorities in an operation conducted around Bandar Malacca on Thursday night.

Central Malacca district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said the operation codenamed ‘Op Noda’ was conducted at three budget hotels around Jalan Munshi Abdullah and Jalan Kilang Malacca.

“The foreign women detained were aged between 24 and 38, comprising of Bangladeshis, Indonesians and Thais, while the two locals from Sabah are aged 26 and 33,“ he said yesterday.

He said the police also detained seven other locals who took care of the premises, a Bangladeshi counter assistant and two Bangladeshi customers.

Afzanizar said all the premises were offering prostitution services, targeting foreign customers working in Malacca. — Bernama

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