Sex clubs closed to combat people smuggling

17th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Three sex clubs have been closed for a month in The Hague as part of an action against international people smuggling.

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen informed the city’s council on Saturday of the decision, which is part of an overall clampdown on exploitation of workers in the sex industry initiated last week by police authorities and the justice ministry.  

The three clubs were accused of being in breach of licensing regulations for a second time. A total of 157 prostitutes who work in the pick-up zone were questioned during the action. No specific charges have been levelled against the club owners, as the information that was gathered still has to be processed. The prostitutes came for the most part from Hungary, Bulgaria and South American originally.  

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