A couple with initials PM (aged 28) and her husband DD (aged 32) from Bekasi, West Java have been arrested by police for human trafficking in Bali.
The Head of the Negara Police Department, AKP I Gusti Made Sudarma Putra confirmed that the suspects were arrested from one of the hotels that is located in Negara on Monday evening (14/6). “The suspects who have been running this illegal business have been arrested on Monday evening after one of their victims filed a report to the Negara police department.” AKP Putra said.
The investigation began when a victim from Bogor, West Java escaped from the hotel where she was forced to perform inappropriate acts to guests. A hotel room that was booked by the suspects prior to the incident. She escaped the hotel through the window and plunged into a rice field that is located next to the hotel and hid at a nearby gas station before getting picked up by her friend to go to the police. “The woman came to the police station to file a report with her body covered in mud and she was suffering from multiple injuries.” AKp Putra added.
Shortly after, the officer arrived at the location and arrested the suspects along with three other women who allegedly also worked for them. Before realizing that the victim was cheated by the suspects, She explained that the suspects offered her a job at a spa that is located in Denpasar. But unfortunately she had no idea that she would end up being trafficked. The suspects have been detained and could potentially face 4 years of imprisonment for violating several different Indonesian Constitutions.