Mon, 17 Mar 2003

10 sex workers arrested

JAKARTA: Police arrested 10 sex workers and nine men illegal migrants during a police raid on Sunday in West Jakarta and North Jakarta.

According to police reports, a total of 19 people were apprehended from the Angke railway station in West Jakarta and the red-light district Kalijodo, in North Jakarta as part of vice raids launched by the police under the code name Sadar Jaya III which targets gambling, drug trafficking, illegal alcohol sales and illegal migrants.

Earlier on Thursday, in similar raids on several areas in North Jakarta, police arrested 22 hoodlums and street beggars, along with five other people involved in gambling and illegal alcohol sales. --JP.