Authorities arrested 74 foreign women and two men for suspected vice activities during a raid on a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur, and said they also questioned 60 men who the women appeared to be entertaining.
Officers from the city’s Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) entered the nightclub at Jalan P Ramlee at about 11pm on Saturday and detained women from the Philippines, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Bangladesh.
All had violated their visa conditions, as they were either working as guest relation officers in the building or had no valid travel documents, the China Press reported. An Indian working as a security guard and a Bangladeshi employed as a waiter were also arrested.
Police said preliminary investigations suggested that the women were each paid around 100 ringgit to escort a customer as he was drinking. They are still checking whether prostitution services were offered.
The 60 men at the facility were questioned and identified as visitors to the club. It is not yet clear whether they will face any charges.