12 foreigners arrested in Gelugor over alleged involvement in prostitution
08 Sep 2022 08:49pm
North East District acting police chief Supt V. Saravanan (second from right) in a press conference today on the arrest of 12 foreigners over alleged involvement in prostitution - Photo courtesy of IPD Timur Laut, Pulau Pinang
North East District acting police chief Supt V. Saravanan in a press conference today said acting on intelligence reports and public tip-offs, the police raided the premises at 6.35 pm and arrested all the suspects aged between 24 and 52.
"Based on our investigation, the massage parlour and salon premises were found to be offering sex services with charges ranging between RM50 to RM150 an hour,” he said adding that the vice activities began about six months ago.
"During the raid, police also seized items like condoms, customer log book, towels, RM600 cash and other items believed to be related to prostitution activities at the premises,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the police raided 13 premises and arrested 53 suspects believed to be involved in prostitution under ‘Ops Noda’ which was carried out from Aug 30 to Sept 7.
The arrests involved five local men, five local women, six foreign men and 37 foreign women, he added. - Bernama
Kerian district police chief Supt Juna Yusoff said worshippers stumbled upon the baby, who was healthy and wrapped in a piece of cloth. Photo for illustrative purposes only - 123RF
A total of 30 RTD enforcement officers and members were involved in the operation which was carried out for 10 hours from 6.30am on Thursday.