Selangor D7 staff officer Deputy Superintendent Azmi Syukor said investigations revealed that the centre had been operating for no more than two weeks.NSTP/Pic courtesy of Police

PETALING JAYA: The massage centre in Taman Bukit Mayang may have used a social messaging application as a platform to advertise its services, but its operators still employed the tried and tested method of having their “masseuses” stand behind a glass barrier to be chosen by customers.

It had been operating for about two weeks, probably raking in a tidy sum of money by charging RM150 an hour for massages, with a side of hanky panky thrown in.

But state anti-vice, gaming and secret society division (D7) police put paid to the centre’s operations, raiding the premises early Saturday morning.

During the 12.30am raid, police detained 11 foreign women — eight from Vietnam and the rest from Thailand — aged between 25 and 35.

They also detained the centre’s two caretakers and 12 customers.

Selangor D7 staff officer Deputy Superintendent Azmi Syukor said investigations revealed that the centre had been operating for no more than two weeks.

“The centre advertised its activities via WeChat but were still careful when letting customers in... they would only let in frequent customers and those they recognised. The customers would then get to pick a girl from the ‘line-up’ behind a glass barrier.

“Each customer was charged RM150 an hour for a massage and sexual services,” he said.

Azmi said all those detained were brought to the district police headquarters for further action.

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