Immigration officials have arrested 32 women from various countries at nightclubs in West Jakarta and Bogor, West Java, mostly for allegedly violating stay permits.
The women, aged between 21 and 38, are from China (5), Uzbekistan (5), Kazakhstan (5), Russia (1), Morocco (5) and Vietnam ( 11 ).
“We allege that they work as sex workers here. We are still delving into the case,” the Indonesian Immigration Office’s director for supervision and sanctions, Yurod Saleh, was quoted as saying by kompas.com on Friday.
According to Yurod, the foreigners had entered Indonesia using tourist visas.
The immigration office is tracking down the agents who reportedly brought them to Indonesia.