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Police raid entertainment outlet twice in as many days

SEREMBAN: Despite being raided by police on Wednesday, an entertainment outlet in Taman Koop here reopened and continued to operate before it was raided second time the following day.
In the second raid, police detained another 19 guest relations officers (GRO), bringing the total number of arrests to 68.
In the first raid, 49 women, believed to be human trafficking victims, aged between 18 and 46, were rescued from the outlet which was operating without a valid entertainment license.
Seremban district police chief Assistant Commissioner Thiew Hock Poh said the premise owner, however, was unrepentant and continued to operate after the first raid.
“This time around, we also arrested the premises’ two caretakers, aged 32 and 33. We also nabbed another 19 GROs,” he told reporters at the district police headquarters here, today.
Thiew said the 19 GROs, aged between 24 and 47, were suspected of working illegally and abusing their social visit passes.
He added that one of the caretakers has been remanded for three days since yesterday.
Police also seized a log and receipts book, and RM720 cash.
“Police investigations reveal that the premises operates between 5pm and 11pm, thinking the police would only conduct raids after 11pm.”
The case is being investigated under Section 56 (1) (d) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963.

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