The Sekupang Police in Batam, Riau Islands have detained two suspects, identified as C and H, for allegedly running an illegal migrant worker agency.
The two suspects had allegedly used a fictitious migrant worker placement company (PJTKI) to attract and deceive residents eager to work overseas.
Some 140 people claiming to be its clients complained the company had not sent them for work overseas even though they had paid for the company’s services.
The police have also sealed a house at the Delta Villa residential complex in Batam where the suspects had allegedly run their business.
Sekupang Police chief Comr. Oji Fahrozi said the police began their investigation after receiving complaints from the suspects’ clients.