Sex trade crackdown: Thai woman leaps from hotel window in Malaysia

Photo: KhaoSod

A 27 year old Thai woman sparked a frenzy as she leapt from the third floor of a budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while attempting to evade the authorities. Suspected of being involved in the sex trade, she was ultimately apprehended by immigration officers.

The incident occurred when immigration officers stormed the hotel on a sex trade crackdown mission named Op Gegar. The woman attempted to flee by jumping out of a third-floor window and was subsequently captured on a Facebook post shared by the immigration officers. She was seen running towards the back alley of the budget hotel before being apprehended, thankfully without sustaining any injuries.

This woman was one of 12 foreign women arrested in the sex trade operation, with eight being Thai nationals, two from Indonesia, and one each from Vietnam and Laos. All the women were aged between 25 and 35 years old, reported an investigating officer.

“All the women were arrested for offering sexual services with fees ranging from 250 to 350 ringgits (1,900-2,700 baht), in addition to violating license conditions and lacking proper travel documents.”

The immoral activities were advertised via the WeChat app, and the operation was based on public information and tip-offs over two weeks.

In addition to the arrests, immigration officers also issued summonses for five more cases, including the hotel manager and clientele, to appear at the Kuala Lumpur immigration office for questioning. The officers also seized customer logbooks, condoms, birth control pills, and various other items.

The authorities emphasized that strict action will be taken against premises owners and employers who hire individuals without proper travel and work permit documents or provide accommodation to illegal immigrants, reported KhaoSod.

In related news, a police release revealed that four people were caught in Bangkok and Samut Prakan for child sex trafficking. The two suspects were detained by the police force’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD). The suspects involved in this sex trade were charged with facilitating human trafficking, profiting from prostitution, and coercing or luring juveniles under the age of 15 into sexual exploitation. Read more HERE.

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