Sex traffickers detained for offending Japanese tourists
Monday, 27. August 2012, 15:59
A large-scale South Korean prostitution ring has been busted on charges of soliciting Japanese tourists on the southern resort island of Jeju, police said Monday.
The Jeju Provincial Police Agency said they arrested a
brothel owner, only known by her surname Shin, and booked another owner
surnamed Kim, for allegedly providing sex services to male Japanese tourists
550 times between 2007 and 2011, pocketing some 1.06 billion won (US$1.04
million) in total.
Six brokers who run popular tourist sites such as bars and
hotel casinos, as well as 19 female sex workers, were booked without physical
detention, the police said.
he brokers allegedly introduced male Japanese tourists to
brothel operators in exchange for 10,000 yen (US$127) for every customer they
The tourists payed 40,000 yen for services, police
investigators said, adding that the pimps took 7,000 yen and another 23,0000
yen was given to the sex workers.
Jeju Island has become one of the most popular tourist
destinations for Japanese tourists, with the number of visitors from Japan to
the island hitting a record high in the first half of the year.
The police, following a tip-off, raided the brothels and
secured proof such as receipts and bills for commission fees.
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