Jakarta Globe, 16 Jul 2012
Tanjung Priok Port police in North Jakarta have arrested a person for trying to sell five teenagers in Singapore as sex workers.
Several workers at the port went to police after they saw the suspect, H.Z., walk onto a boat with five young women and remain there for several days.
“After receiving the report, we checked the boat and arrested H.Z. The girls told us that the man wanted to send them to Singapore as maids,” Whirdanto Hadicaksono, Tanjung Priok Police’s chief of detectives, said on Sunday.
He said police were suspicious that the five girls would be used as sex workers because they were not given the chance to ask their parents for permission prior to leaving their villages in West Java. Full story