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Six brothels in Thalangama raided, 29 arrested in bust

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Twenty-three women who were engaged in prostitution and six persons who ran brothels were arrested in a series of special raids on Thursday (15) at midnight, by the Central Anti-Corruption Task Force located in Panadura Walana, centered on the town of Thalangama, which is said to be an area that runs the largest number of brothels under the guise of massage centers.

Police information revealed that the raid was launched by focusing on petitions and information received by the Central Anti-Corruption Task Force that there are a large number of brothels operating 24 hours a day centered in Talangama and that those brothels are not raided by the police.

This raid was organized under the instructions of its Director, Assistant Superintendent of Police K.A.Udaya Kumara and the direction of Chief Inspector of Police Indika Weerasinghe, subsequent to inquiries held using officers of the intelligence section of the Central Anti- Corruption Task Force.

A team of police officers posing as decoys had gathered information about many brothels and raided six brothels based on a search warrant obtained from Kaduwela Magistrate Shanika Bandara. Six police teams had been deployed at the same time to carry out these raids.

Chief Inspector Ajith Shantha, Sub Inspectors Sandaruwan, Jayalath,Jayaratne, Chaturanga, Jayaweera had been in charge of the teams during this raid.

Police Officers had gone to the brothels as decoys. During this raid, 23 prostitutes from these six places were arrested along with six suspects who managed these brothels.

In this raid, it has been found that these brothels are running day and night, giving big publicity that there is a safe environment. It was also found during the raid that customers visit these brothels in large numbers even in the middle of the night. A senior police officer mentioned that even when the officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Force had raided and arrested the prostitutes, youths had kept coming in search of the prostitutes. Among them were rich people as well as military personnel working in an army camp located in the area.

Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 01:17

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