Kuala Lumpur, Oct 6 (ANI): The Malay Criminal Investigations Department has revealed that women from other countries are making big bucks in the prostitution trade in the country, with Uzbekistan women earning RM100,000 monthly.
Criminal Investigations Department Director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said police considered the fight against prostitution a serious matter and would never let up in their effort to eradicate it.
According to an article in Utusan Malaysia, published on October 5, Uzbekistan women involved in the flesh trade were earning between RM1,000 to RM1,500 per session.
The women, who enter the country on student and tourist visas, earn an estimated RM100,000 a month by entertaining at least five clients a day and work five days a week.
They are said to enter the country using a three-month social visit and after earning more than RM300,000 they would leave the country and head for another.
Comm Mohd Bakri said the police have been holding regular meetings with the Immigration Department and have urged them to be more stringent in allowing foreign women to enter the country.
"We have been meeting and discussing with them (Immigration Department) regularly and have asked them to ensure that only genuine visitors like tourists, students and workers are allowed into the country," the Star Online quoted Bakri as saying.
"The police will continue to monitor and arrest foreign women involved in prostitution including those who organise such illegal activities," he said.
Comm Mohd Bakri also revealed that this year alone 7,810 foreign women from 21 countries who were allegedly involved in the flesh trade were arrested.
He said since 2005 and up to September 30 this year police arrested 456 pimps, out of whom 191 have been charged in court and another 265 detained under Preventive Laws.
It is learnt that among those arrested were 211 Uzbekistan women. (ANI)