Over 100 people – 92 women and 9 men – were arrested on Monday in an anti-vice operation at a building in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong’s Kowloon district containing more than 200 subdivided brothel rooms.
At 7pm, officers from the Special Duties Unit of Mong Kok Police raided to the King Hing Building on 97 Fa Yuen Street. According to Sing Pao, they arrested 101 people, all aged between 18 and 33.
Fifty-nine women from mainland China, 13 from Thailand, 17 women from Russia, two from Ukraine, one from Kazakhstan and seven men who are transsexuals from Thailand, were arrested for alleged soliciting for immoral purposes.
Two local men, both aged 29, were arrested for alleged control over persons for the purpose of unlawful sexual intercourse or prostitution. It is believed that they have triad backgrounds, Apple Daily reports.
Police also confiscated 1,600 condoms and several computers during the operation.
The building has 14 stories and it is understood 11 floors were operating as brothels, with flats subdivided in 200 rooms.