A man accused of being the kingpin of a syndicate bringing in Thai masseuses was one of 28 people arrested by the Immigration Department during a three-day procedure from July 21 to July 23 in the Johor Bahru area.
Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud, director-general of immigration, said the man, in his 40s, was apprehended in a Proton Saga car he was navigating, with four Thai women who lacked valid documentation on board.
Khairul explained that the women were presumed to be on their way back to Thailand via an illegal route.
“All were arrested, including the syndicate’s schemer. In addition to the arrest, the team raided the mastermind’s residence and seized a few documents pertaining to the syndicate’s operations, that provided foreign massage therapists to reflexology centres and spa services in Johor Bahru and southern areas of the country,” he said in a…