By: Yeh Tze-kang and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) The Yunlin Prosecutors Office said Tuesday it has cracked a prostitution ring and arrested the suspected leader, who was running an operation across five cities and counties in Taiwan.
Prosecutor Chu Chi-jen (朱啟仁) led the raids on 21 locations in Taipei, New Taipei, and Taichung cities and Changhua and Yulin counties on Monday and Tuesday, the office said.
It said 40 people were questioned and 18 were arrested, including the suspected ringleader, a Taiwanese man surnamed Tsai, who had been promoting the sex service on websites and a mobile app since 2011.
Of the 18 people who were arrested, 13 were released on bail ranging from NT$10,000 (US$313) to NT$30,000, while Tsai and four of his accomplices were detained on charges related to violations of the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, prosecutors said. [FULL STORY]