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Pimping students...Algerian students caught working for vice syndicates
Two Algerian students, who doubled up as pimps at night, were arrested early yesterday morning in an operation to curb prostitution along Jalan Bukit Bintang, here.
The two, aged 22 and 24, were nabbed along with 30 others at nine premises along the popular nightlife area.
It was learnt that the two men would approach waiting cars and offer women for sex.
They would then bargain with would-be customers and then take them to the prostitutes at various locations in the area.
The two-hour operation was headed by the city anti-vice, gaming and secret societies unit chief Deputy Superintendent Azman Mohd Isa together with five officers and 52 policemen.
Speaking to reporters later, Azman said the 32, including 20 women of different nationalities and locals, were nabbed after they were found soliciting customers with offers of massages and sexual activities.
Out of the 12 men detained, seven were transvestites from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and from East Malaysia. Also nabbed were three customers.
Azman said Bukit Bintang had become an “attraction” for vice activities as authorities carry out operations almost every week at the same area.
"It also could be because it is a tourist area, which makes it a perfect hub for vice," he added.
However, he stressed that police would be even more vigilant in clearing the area of these activities.