Public tip-off busts open alleged prostitution ring, car thief nabbed

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NINE foreign women suspected to be involved in prostitution were detained for further investigation during a raid by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) slightly after midnight yesterday.

Acting on a public tip-off, RBPF raided the two premises in Kg Manggis and a hotel in the capital simultaneously at 12.38am.

Carried out by the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit under the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), five foreign females were apprehended in Kg Manggis, while another four were detained in a raid conducted by the police from a hotel in the capital.

In a separate incident, the public helped to apprehend an individual suspected of stealing a car. The public were able to detain the suspect after the car that he stole got into an accident half an hour later after it was reported missing.

RBPF said that a report was made at 5.25pm regarding a missing car.

The statement from the police said that 22 minutes after the report was made a call came in on the RBPF Hotline 993 regarding an accident at Kg Pengkalan Batu.

Arriving at the scene police found that the car involved matched the description of the stolen car and that the suspect had already been apprehended by civilians.

The Brunei Times