IPOH: A transvestite was among 18 women arrested for prostitution at a budget hotel here.
The women arrested in the raid on Monday were 16 Indonesians, a Thai and a Vietnamese.
Also arrested were three customers.
Police seized two tubes of lubricants, 56 condoms and RM414 cash (S$174).
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said such operations were ongoing.
“We are conducting such operations to detect unhealthy activities,” he said, adding that in the past two weeks, about 70 foreign women had been picked up.
Meanwhile, State CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dzuraidi Ibrahim said a badly burnt body was found next to a dustbin at a lane behind Mun Cheong Restaurant at Jalan Pasir Puteh here.
“No identification papers were found on the body,” he said, adding that police believed the victim was a woman.