920 Suspects Held in China’s Prostitution Crackdown

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Police have swooped 18,372 entertainment venues, including 3,592 karaoke bars and 4,201 saunas in the province. [sun0769.com]
Police have swooped 18,372 entertainment venues, including 3,592 karaoke bars and 4,201 saunas in the province. [sun0769.com]

BEIJING, Feb 13 – A total of 920 suspects have been apprehended as of Wednesday in a crackdown on the illegal sex trade in south China’s Guangdong Province, local authorities said.

Police have swooped 18,372 entertainment venues, including 3,592 karaoke bars and 4,201 saunas in the province.

A total of 38 karaoke bars and 156 saunas and massage parlours have been closed, Xinhua reported citing the provincial public security bureau.

The crackdown came hours after a China Central Television (CCTV) programme Sunday revealed that a dozen hotels in Dongguan city were offering sex services. — IANS

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