TEGAL - Dozens of underage prostitutes have been arrested in a raid held by the Tegal police in Central Java last evening. Hundreds of bottles of liquor were also seized during the raid. Most of the youngsters were arrested around a number of nightspots in the city. Some of the pimps were also arrested, but the police said is was not that easy to catch them.
For a while the prostitutes and their pimps were chased because most of the children ran off when the police arrived at the scene. The police almost got into conflict with a group of preman (thugs) who were having a nice evening drinking alcohol. They were drunk when the police wanted to arrest them, which caused some problems. They were brought to the police station in the end however.