Published: Sunday November 2, 2008 MYT 4:09:00 PM
Updated: Sunday November 2, 2008 MYT 4:48:11 PM
Gay sex parties broken up, 70 nabbed
By ANN TAN
GEORGE TOWN: Police busted four male sex parties in progress on Saturday, rounding up more than 70 customers and male sex workers.
Some of them could not put on their clothing in time when police stormed the various premises during the 5.30pm incident.
Used condoms were found strewn all over the floor of the premises.
Police also seized some pornography DVDs, gay magazines, lubrication jelly and boxes of condoms at the scene.
A team from the anti-vice, gaming and secret societies division (D7) conducted the raids at four separate locations -- two on the mainland as well as a traditional massage parlour and a fitness centre on the island.
George Town Deputy OCPD Supt Gan Kong Meng said 28 local men and a man from China, in their 20s to 40s, were arrested at the scene. Some of the customers were from Europe and the United States.
“The case had been classified as an act of gross indecency under Section 377D of the Penal Code,” he said.
Deputy state CID chief Supt Nashir Ya said owners of the premises would be charged under Section 292 of the Penal Code for being involved in vice.