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Jakarta Post

Pimps operating via Whatsapp arrested in Bogor

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 15, 2017   /   02:44 pm
Pimps operating via Whatsapp arrested in Bogor A police officer shows several pieces of evidence confiscated in a raid on an online prostitution ring recently. (Tempo/File)

Bogor Police in West Java arrested six alleged online pimps at a hotel in Sentul, Bogor regency on Monday.

The police’s spokesperson Adj. Comr. Ita Puspitalena said that two perpetrators, identified as JS, 46, and OR, 27, were the main actors in the business.

“The other four perpetrators deliver [the prostitute] and find customers through Whatsapp [messaging application],” Ita said as reported by 

Besides, the police also secured and would questioned nine victims aged 20 to 33 years old who lived in the pimps’ shelter.

The pimps offered their customers massage and sexual services at between Rp 900,000 (US$67.5) to Rp 2 million.

“These perpetrators send the picture of the victims through Whatsapp to negotiate with their customers,” Ita said.

The police confiscated evidence of three packs of contraceptive pills, money of Rp 5 million and two motorbikes used by the perpetrators to deliver and pick up the victims. (wnd)