Monday August 20, 2007
Uzbek call girls rounded up in Penang
By BERNARD SEE
PENANG: Six high-class Uzbek call girls and their two pimps were rounded up during an operation codenamed Ops Noda at a hotel in Kinta Lane here.
State CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Abdul Samah Mat said two men, who were the women's customers, were also arrested during the 8pm operation on Sunday.
“We have been monitoring the Uzbek women for some time after receiving information that they were charging RM300 for each sex session.
“Bookings are made through the pimps' handphone which are only known to a selected few. Customers could opt to come to the hotel or the women would be brought to the premise of their choice.
“Our investigations showed that the women, in their 20’s, had entered the country as tourists a few weeks back. They were in Kuala Lumpur before coming here,” he said Monday.
SAC Abdul Samah said police were going all out to rid the state of vice activities by conducting raids on karaoke lounges and health centres which were sometimes fronts for vice dens.
On Thursday, eight Chinese nationals and a Vietnamese woman, who entered the country as tourists, were rounded up at a pub-cum-brothel in Anson Road.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid had recently warned vice operators to cease their operations immediately or face action under the Restricted Residence Enactment.