Five Indonesian women rescued

The police have rescued five foreign women believed to be victims of human trafficking in two separate raids

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The five Indonesian workers rescued in Ops Lebaran in Johor Bahru, yesterday.

JOHOR BAHRU – The police have rescued five foreign women believed to be victims of human trafficking in two separate raids at a retirement home and the house of an agent supplying foreign workers.

Two men in their 60’s and an Indonesian woman were arrested in the Ops Lebaran raid conducted by 15 police officers around 6.30 p.m. yesterday.

Johor Criminal Investigation Department Chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said based on preliminary investigation, all five victims were Indonesians age between 28 and 60. Preliminary investigation found that the women were exploited by their employers who had made them work for between two months and 10 years without any wages.

The case is investigated under Section 12 and 14 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 and Section 55B and 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act. – MalaysiaGazette

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