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Labuan police focus on human trafficking, gambling
LABUAN: The police will not let-up in their efforts to tackle gambling and human trafficking activities in this duty-free island.
Labuan police chief Supt Adzhar Othman said this was to ensure that such activities did not mushroom here.
"The island is known as a clean island with a low crime index, and we want to maintain it that way. We will not allow the island to become a sex haven, either," he said today.
Alluding to the recent case of five women who were forced into prostitution after being promised restaurant jobs by an agent here, he said this proved strict law enforcement was needed.
The case came to light after one of the victims lodged a police report on Sept 6 in Kota Kinabalu.
"Following the report, we raided a house where we found 21 women. Five of them (including the one who lodged the report) said they were forced into prostitution.
"We have sent them to a shelter in Kota Kinabalu," said Adzhar. Bernama