Lately there are quite a number of raid conducted by MIB of Malaysia. Here, to share a report from The New Paper (S'pore) dated wednesday 8 March 2006.
RAID AT JOHOR NIGHT CLUBS
They were CRAMMED in secret room for hours : JB police discovers 44 women hiding behind wall at nightclub
IT would have been the perfect hideout.
Until nearly two hours later, when their small, dark and cramped secret room got too hot and stuffy.
That's when the 44 suspected prostitutes, weary and dripping with sweat, started complaining in low tones.
Their grumbling gave them away.
On the other side of the partition, puzzled police officers, who had been searching high and low for the women, pricked up their ears.
They eventually arrested the girls.
The raid at the Johor Baru nightclub took place at about 11.30pm last Saturday.
Police officers found mattresses and used condoms in rooms on the second floor of the nightclub, reported Guang Ming Daily. The rooms were in a state of disarray, but there was something strange: Not a single prostitute was in sight.
The police did not give up searching despite finding only two men on the second floor.
After more than an hour, the police heard what sounded like voices coming from within a wall.
Putting their ears to the wall, the officers discovered that there were people talking to one another.
They followed the sound to a point along the wall where, hidden behind a sofa, there was a door to a secret room.
But the frightened women refused to surrender themselves.
So civil defence officers had to be called in to break down the door.
One by one the women streamed out.
Until there were 44 of them.
The fact that so many women could squeeze into such a small and poorly-ventilated room shocked the police.
Of the women arrested by the police, 27 were Thais, eight Indonesians, eight locals and one was a Chinese national.
Only seven Thai and six Indonesian women had passports, while the rest had no legal identification documents.
The head of Johor's crime investigation department, Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar, had led the raid, which ended at about 5am on Sunday morning.
He said that the nightclub's owner, seven employees and 14 customers were also arrested for suspected involvement in vice activities.
The nightclub had been raided for illegal vice activities in September last year.
The women were taken to the south district police station in Johor and will be investigated for violating anti-vice or immigration laws..