Keelung police crack prostitution ring, 31 arrested

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/21
By: Wang Chao-yu and Shih Hsiu-chuan

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Police on Wednesday raided three brothels in Keelung City,

Photo courtesy of Keelung police

northern Taiwan and arrested 31 people involved in the sex trade, including 20 female sex workers — three Taiwanese and 17 from Thailand, who mostly entered Taiwan on tourist visas, the police said Thursday.

According to the police, the raids were conducted after a tip-off was received one month ago that a group of Thai women were working as prostitutes.

The police raided the premises simultaneously at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, after surveilling them for the past month.

Of the 31 people arrested, two ran the brothels and a third was working as a lookout, 20 were sex workers and the rest customers, according to the police.

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