Police arrest 5 local and 1 mainland prostitutes in Yau Ma Tei


25th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) Officers from the Yau Ma Tei Division launched an anti-vice operation this morning (25th) and dispatched officers to disguise customers in the areas of Reclamation Street, Portland Street, Shanghai Street, Canton Road and Temple Street to combat the prostitutes who solicit on streets. During the operation, the police arrested a total of 5 local women and 1 mainland woman, aged between 33 and 53, on suspicion of “inciting others for immoral purposes”. The mainland woman was also arrested for “violating the conditions of stay”. The six women are being detained for investigation. Officers also seized a batch of related exhibits, including condoms, lubricants and towels. The operation is still ongoing and more arrests cannot be ruled out.