|Chupei Police Cracks Prostitution Ring in Hukou Township||1406||F.A.S.||2014-05-08|
Chupei Police Precinct raided brothels straggling the area around Rong Guang Rd. and Sheng Li Rd. in Hukou Township from 7pm to 11pm on 7th May, which is notoriously recognized as an area for prostitution. 19 prostitutes, including 9 Taiwanese and 10 absconded foreign workers, 2 pimps and 11 johns were arrested on charges of illegal sexual intercourse and crimes against morality, said Chupei Police Precinct.
The Rong Guang Rd. and Sheng Li Rd. area has been long recognized as an area for illegal prostitution and a recent increasing trend of its activities has been observed by Chupei Police Precinct. In order to react to the illegal activities and maintain social morality, Chupei Precinct undertook an operation to covertly monitor the activities in the aforementioned area until sufficient information and evidence had been gathered, with which to apply for the warrant to further the investigation, searching the four brothels on suspicion of illegal prostitution, all of which were under the supervision of the prosecutor.
The raid was conducted, by 45 officers in total from Chupei Police Precinct. It was reported that three, among ten, of the absconded foreign workers jumped from a three-story building to avoid arrests during the raid, as a result of which they were injured, minor or severe, and were immediately sent to the hospital for medical treatment. One of the injured broke her chest bones and is expected to be hospitalized for observation until her condition appears to have stabilized enough for her to be interviewed by police.
“The increase of the number of illegal immigrants, especially the number of absconded foreign workers, involved in unregistered prostitution activities has been observed by the local police officers so they are to step up efforts to tackle these criminal activities and break the prostitution ring” said Yeh Chih-Cheng, the Chupei Precinct Chief. “Not only to maintain a good social order but also to help those illegal foreign immigrants who endure a high risk of being trafficked into prostitution or forced labor are the primary missions of Chupei Police Precinct” Yeh Chih-Cheng also said.