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501 suspects nabbed in China prostitution crackdown

Posted on Feb 17 2014 | IANS

Beijing, Feb 17 : Chinese police have nabbed 501 suspects and busted 73 gangs during a crackdown on prostitution, the country's ministry of public security said Monday.

More than 1,300 cases of organising, luring or introducing sex services have been uncovered by police, and 2,410 locations involved in pornography have had their businesses shut, Xinhua reported citing the ministry.

The large-scale crackdown came hours after a China Central Television (CCTV) programme Feb 9 revealed that hotels in the southern city of Dongguan were offering sex services.

Sex trade is illegal in China.

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