PUCHONG: The tactic employed by 16 foreign women by hiding behind a "secret door" failed when cops managed to find them in a raid at a reflexology centre in Pusat Bandar Puchong, yesterday.

The women were aged between 20 and 30.

A taeam of officers from the anti-vice, gaming and secret society division (D7) of the Selangor contingent police headquarters raided the premises and arrested the women at about 6pm.

Selangor D7 staff officer Deputy Superintendent Azmi Shukor said the raid was conducted based on information and intelligence on immoral activity being carried out at the premises.

"During the raid, we found the premises to be empty but further checks uncovered a 'secret door' where we found a room in the massage centre," he said.

The women were from Vietnam and Indonesia and were using the room behind the "secret door" as their hideout.

Azmi said police seized two bottles of massage oil, lubricants, condoms and cash amounting to RM189.

"All those who were detained were taken to the nearest police station for further investigation."

The case is being investigated under Section 55B of the Immigration Act and Section 39(B) of the Immigration regulation, among others.

Police officers conduct a raid at a message centre in Bandar Puchong. - NSTP/Courtesy of police.