15 foreign women who were forced into prostitution, were rescued by police during a raid at a luxury restaurant in Jalan Inai, Kuala Lumpur early this morning.
In the 12.30am raid police discovered that the victims, aged between 19 and 28, were about to be auctioned off for sexual services.
Authorities believed the victims, comprising three Nepalese, two Bangladeshis, five Pakistanis and five India nationals, were lured into the country by a syndicate with lucrative job offers.
However upon arriving into the country were forced into becoming sex workers instead.
It was also alleged that the women were forced to consume psychotropic pills and perform racy Bollywood dances to entertain their clients.
Police also said the women, whose social visit passes had already expired, were detained in several hotel rooms in Bukit Bintang before being brought to the premises to work from 9pm to 5am daily.
The restaurant operator and three of its workers have been held to assist in investigation.
All those detained were taken to Dang Wangi police district headquarters for further action.
The case is being investigated under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2007
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