IPOH – Police rescued 11 Thai nationals, believed to have been exploited into forced labour, from a house in Batu 10, Gombak.
They were aged between 16 and 44.
Perak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Gan Tian Kee said police raided the house at about 12.40am Friday following the arrest of a Thai man.
“We found the 11 men at the house. The youngest is 16 years old while the oldest is 44,” SAC Gan said in a statement Friday.
“The case is related to four reports received in Gombak, Selangor, Kampung Rapat, Tanjung Rambutan and Simpang Pulai, Perak,” he added.
Police recovered a sling bag, eight backpacks, RM1,900, 11 passports, nine mobile phones, a Toyota Corolla and six Thai identity cards in the house.
Also found were eight Majis Nurul Huda donation receipts, road taxes, eight notebooks that were used to write down the amount collected from begging.
The suspects have been taken to the Komuniti Prima Sri Gombak police station for further action.
The case is investigated under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act. – The Star Online