Local woman remanded to assist police probe into trafficking of Indonesian women

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 16: A local female employee of a health service premises here has been remanded for seven days until March 22 to help a police probe into a human trafficking case, following a raid carried out on Saturday night (March 14).

Three Indonesian women aged 24, 33 and 39, were rescued from the premises during the 7.35pm raid. They were believed to be involved in prostitution activities.

Further check on the three Indonesian women revealed that they have no valid working permits.

Also found during the raid were several currency notes amounting to RM192, and two used condoms.

The order was meted out by Magistrate Eleanor Mako Timothy yesterday.

The local woman, aged 52, was produced and unrepresented, while Inspector Doar Rajah prosecuted.

She nodded to show understanding of the charges read out by the court interpreter in Bahasa Malaysia.

The case is being investigated under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ATIPSOM) Act 2017. — DayakDaily