MALAYSIA: 18 FOREIGN NATIONALS RESCUED IN RAID AT KEDAH STATE ENTERTAINMENT OUTLET

SUNGAI PETANI, Kedah state, Malaysia — Eighteen foreign nationals, comprising 17 women and a transvestite, who are believed to be human trafficking victims, were rescued during an early morning raid at an entertainment outlet in Taman Tuanku Haminah near here Saturday.

Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Saifi Abdul Hamid yesterday said the raid was conducted about 12.30 am following several weeks of surveillance.

He said the 18 victims, in their 20s and 30s , with 10 of them from Thailand, Laos (six) and Vietnam (two), were believed to have been smuggled into the country for sexual exploitation.

“The police also arrested four men, believed to be the caretakers of the premises, he said, adding that the men, in their 30s, were in remand for six days since Saturday for investigation,” he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK