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Hong Kong police raid brothels converted from public toilets

Published on Jan 17, 2014 2:30 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong police have shut down brothels operating in converted public toilets in a shopping mall, making dozens of arrests in raids on the operation run by triad crime gangs, reports said on Friday.

Prostitutes from mainland China were found in tiny "one-woman" brothels created from the toilets in a mostly vacant shopping mall in the outlying Yuen Long district, the South China Morning Post reported.

The cramped 14 square m blocks on the second floor of the building doubled up as the prostitutes' working and living space.

"I think it is the first time police have discovered public toilets turned into brothels," Chief Inspector Law Kwok Hoi said according to the daily.

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