Local authorities crack down on illegal labour and prostitution activities in South New Territories, arresting 31 individuals

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11th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A crackdown on illegal labour and prostitution activities by local authorities was carried out in the South New Territories of Hong Kong yesterday (10th). During the operation, multiple premises in the area were raided, resulting in the arrest of 31 individuals aged between 18 and 60. Among those apprehended were two local men and 15 men and 14 women from mainland China. They are facing charges related to “violation of stay conditions,” “overstaying,” “illegal entry,” “employing individuals not legally eligible for employment,” and “using forged documents.” Notably, one of the local men arrested was a wanted individual.

As part of the operation, authorities also conducted an anti-prostitution operation in the city centre of Tsuen Wan. Twelve mainland Chinese women suspected of engaging in prostitution activities were apprehended, and they are being charged with “violation of stay conditions.” Currently, all the arrested individuals are under detention for further investigation, and some of them will be handed over to the relevant departments for follow-up actions.