Numerous Filipino women were snared in a raid on a Malaysian nightclub on Saturday night. In the raid some 100 women were found to be “guest relations officers”.
The club, in Jalan P Ramlee , a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, was raided at 11,45pm following reports of human trafficking. The women were from countries including Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Iran, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The group are being investigated under the Immigration Act and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of Malaysia.
Others in the club were also arrested including the cashier. However, the manager was nowhere to be found.
The women ranged in age from 20 to 45 years old with many admitting they were brought into the country to entertain men.
“When the team arrived, there were about 100 customers at the premises. Police officers introduced themselves, before they went to check the patrons. Upon checks and documentation process, all the customers were released,” investigators said.
The women have been taken to Dang Wangi police headquarters for questioning and deportation.