52, including 36 foreigners, arrested in raid on Taipei brothel

52 arrested in Taipei brothel include Taiwanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese suspects

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/10/25
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 50 people were arrested in a raid on a Taipei brothel on Thursday (Oct. 24), including dozens of foreign nationals from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, some of whom had posed as tourists, while others had been duped into thinking they would be working as beauticians.

At a press conference on Friday, Chen Wei-jen (陳偉仁), chief of an investigation squad at the Wanhua police precinct, said that police had received a tip that prostitution was suspected of occurring inside the notorious Diamond Building (鑽石大樓) on Kangding Road in Taipei's Wanhua District, reported CNA. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, nearly 100 officers raided the complex and sealed its exits.

Inside, officers arrested 10 Taiwanese suspected of organizing the sex trafficking ring and 42 sex workers, including six Taiwanese, two Chinese, six Vietnamese, and 28 Thai nationals, according to the report. Officers on the scene seized evidence including account books, condoms, and lubricant.

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