Prostitutes Caught in Offshore Boat

1 March 2007

Marine patrol police busted a prostitution operation on a boat near Tanjung Piai yesterday midnight. Three men, aged between 38 and 46 years, believed to be from Batam, Indonesia, attempted to escape by jumping into the sea were held. Police suspect one of them is the boat captain while the other two were pimps for ten Indonesian women who were also found on the boat.

Police seized the RM4,000 boat and a 40-horsepower outboard motor worth RM10,000.

The women, aged between 21 and 27, were believed to be offered to client ships by paying US$100 to the pimps. They would operate in the areas of Tanjung Piai, Pengerang and Teluk Ramunia.

New Straits Times – Prostitutes on offer in fishing vessel

The Star Online – Offshore vice ring busted

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