KLANG: A police constable based at the Serdang police headquarters was arrested last night under suspicion of being a pimp.
The 26-year-old, who is attached to the logistics department, is believed to be working with a Klang district-based prostitution syndicate which sources for clients via WhatsApp.
He was arrested at a condominium unit in Setia Alam. There, police also found drugs paraphernalia for syabu.
A police source said that in the operation, police also arrested the constable’s Indonesian girlfriend, believed to be a prostitute.
Klang Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mazelan Paijan confirmed the case.
He said that in the operation, code-named Ops Noda, three more Indonesian women along with two local men were arrested at a hotel here, to assist investigations.
"About 6.15pm yesterday, a D7 (Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice) team from the Klang Utara district police headquarters, as well as enforcement officers from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) monitoring and carrying out intelligence surveillance there confirmed that there were indeed prostitution activities at the hotel.
“Based on information gleaned from WhatsApp, the prostitution syndicate advertised pictures of the women, named Miss Dyan, Miss Aylla, Miss Evi and Suraya.”
He said the syndicate passes off the prostitutes as Malaysian to lure more customers.
The raiding team inspected three rooms at the hotel and arrested three Indonesian women, who are believed to be prostitutes. Two Malaysian men who were guarding them were also detained.
All the suspects have been remanded for a week.
Mazelan said investigations are ongoing under Section 372A of the Penal Code for prostitution.
Translated from Berita Harian