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South Korean sex syndicate arrested in Macao

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James Hyams
Written by James Hyams

Thirty-five members of a South Korean orgnized sex trade syndicate have been arrested in Macao, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Twenty-five women have been arrested on suspicion of prostitution and ten men arrested are believed to be pimps.

South Korean consulate officials in Hong Kong said the group operated in Macao’s numerous casinos.

Macao police said their investigations are in the early stages and they expect to arrest more perpetrators involved with the group.

The South Korean consulate general flew to Macao to offer assistance, the ministry said.

This story will be updated when further information is available.

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James Hyams

James Hyams

James Hyams juggles several careers including being a journalist and a social worker. James has an avid interest in 'telling it as it is', exposing matters of public interest, and reviving investigative journalism in the new digital era. Testimony to this is his thesis titled: “U.S. Government secrecy and the withering watchdog: Is WikiLeaks the answer?”

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