Nine foreign women who are forced into prostitution are rescued during the raid
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City police raided several places in Taoyuan and New Taipei City and rescued nine foreign women who are forced into prostitution, during which a 43-year-old alleged mastermind and six associates were also arrested.
Chen targeted female migrant workers from Southeast Asia whose contracts were about to end at industrial estates in Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan. He talked those women into accepting better-paid jobs and later took their passports and forced them into prostitution.
The rescued victims are from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Division under Taipei City Police Department said.