POLICE arrested 12 foreigners including one male suspect believed to be involved in prostitution using a massage parlour and salon as a facade for the illicit activity on Jalan Sungai Dua in Gelugor, Penang, yesterday.
Northeast district acting police chief V. Saravanan in a press conference today said acting on intelligence reports and public tip-off, police raided the premises at 6.35pm and arrested the suspects, aged between 24 and 52.
“Based on our investigation, the massage parlour and salon was found to be offering sex services with charges ranging between RM50 and RM150 an hour,” he said, adding that the vice activities began about six months ago.
“During the raid, police also seized items like condoms, a customer log book, towels, RM600 in cash and other items believed to be related to prostitution activities at the premises,” he said.
Meanwhile, Saravanan said, police raided 13 sites and arrested 53 suspects believed to be involved in prostitution under Ops Noda, which was carried out from August 30 to September 7.
The arrests involved five local men, five local women, six foreign men and 37 foreign women, he added. – Bernama, September 8, 2022.