Police save 3 women from flesh trade

Nur Aqidah Azizi

JELEBU: Police rescued three Indonesian women, suspected to be victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, following a raid at a ‘rumah kongsi’ in Simpang Pertang, here last night.

Jelebu district police chief Deputy Superintendent Othman Basri said, the rescue operation found that the three victims, aged 37, 33 and 27, were brought into the country by a syndicate for the purpose of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

“We have also detained two local men, aged 59 and 35, believed to be involved in the syndicate. They have been remanded for seven days, under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ATIPSOM) Act 2007,” he said.

Othman said police have also seized four smartphones and two packets of unused condoms at the location.

He added that police have also obtained 21 days of Interim Protection Order (IPO) for the three victims rescued in the operation to assist with police investigation.