THE mushrooming of brothels in town is caused by the high number of abandoned buildings in Verulam. Last week Verulam SAPS arrested 16 suspects who were found in the building. All were found in possession of drugs, and others were found in possession of weapons. Last month the Weekly published an article about the abandoned building in Wick Street that was occupied by drug addicts and prostitutes. Shortly thereafter that the building owner sealed it up.