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Thai women detained in Brothel raid

2012-05-16 12:12

Durban - Five women believed to be from Thailand were arrested during a raid on a suspected brothel in Morningside, Durban, the Mercury reported on Wednesday.

The owner of the house on Second Avenue was suspected of being part of a human trafficking syndicate and police were searching for him.

A police source told the Mercury the women were in the country illegally.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker declined to comment.

“This is a sensitive matter due to the nature of the alleged offences and the uncertainty regarding the activities of the arrested persons,” Naicker was quoted as saying.

Comments
  • i2meleng - 2012-05-16 12:48

    What's with men the world over and Thai women - shaking my head.

      Peter - 2012-05-16 12:57

      I dont like thai woman, nothing against them but just dont find them appealing

      Lyndatjie - 2012-05-16 13:19

      I read an article once and the same question was asked... One commentator said that it was because the women are tiny and therefor looked child-like. So maybe its feeding the pedophile tendencies of some....

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-16 17:34

      All women are beautiful, the world over. It is only when they grow hairs on their noses that they fade a bit.

  • Greg - 2012-05-16 13:23

    Thai or no Thai, this crook is ruining the lives of these woman and others...he must be brought to book!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-16 14:06

    If they are not here to steal our Rhino horn they are here to service some other horn. Why can't these people just f*ck up their own countries?.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-16 18:00

    Human trafficking is a hideous crime and should be fought with military resolve. What I cannot understand, however, is that this activity is called "sex work" and the labourer is called a "sex worker". This, while prostitution is illegal. My limited powers of deduction lead me to conclude that it is therefore either illegal to work, or illegal to have sex. If you have sex and get paid for it, because it is your job, it is illegal. It is also illegal not to pay a worker. We can open up a whole new avenue for job creation with the above philosophy. Automotive re-allocation worker (hijacker), Personal wealth re distributor (handbag snatcher), Domestic Appliance Relocator (Burglar), Personal Bank Balance Governor (Fraudster), Fiscal Trimming Specialist ( Government thieves), Digital Psycologist (Internet Scamster) and so on...

  • Fred - 2012-05-17 07:48

    Prostitution will never ever go away. Legalize it so that it can be controlled, rather than having to hide away and be "open" or vulnerable to illegal activities such as this.

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