Four men believed to be affiliated with a notorious triad society were arrested by Malaysian police in an unlicensed entertainment center in Petaling Jaya during the early hours of Sunday.
At about 1:15 am on May 12, officers from the Selangor Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) stormed the premises in Dataran Mentari, Petaling Jaya, where they detained four men aged between 33 and 43, the China Press reported.
The four men, each of them sporting tattoos linked to an illegal organization, all confessed they were involved with a gang known as Geng 18 and were arrested under Section 43 of the Societies Act 1966.
Two Indonesian women who were with the men were also arrested for working as “guest relations officers”, a term used for prostitutes, at the same location. Two employees – a Malaysian and a Bangladeshi – were also arrested for working at the unlicensed center.
A total of 13 bottles of alcohol and about 3,619 ringgit in cash were seized at the scene. Those arrested were detained at the Balai Polis Sungai Way for further investigation.