Police Bust Human Trafficking, Prostitution Ring 台南警破獲人蛇賣淫集團 救出23外籍女

The Tainan City Police Department busted a human trafficking and prostitution ring. The ring preyed on foreign women wishing to go to Taiwan but without sufficient money, funding their travel and entry into Taiwan as legal workers or students. After they arrived, they were forced into prostitution to repay the debts. The police rescued 23 women in this operation.


The police amass at this building located in front of Tainan Railway Station and break open the lock of the door. Inside, they discover women who were forced into prostitution. The majority of them were Vietnamese and Thai women who were tricked into coming to Taiwan by human traffickers. They were hoping to come to Taiwan to work or study, but didn't have enough money. The human traffickers funded their travel and legal entry into Taiwan, and then restricted their movements and forced them into prostitution to repay their debts once they arrived. In this operation, 23 women were rescued.

“Don't run!”The police spent 11 months surveilling the suspects. The arrests made on Aug. 9 included the main suspect surnamed Wang. The police found that the ring sent the women to work as prostitutes to Changhua and Taoyuan in order to earn extra money.

Yen Shui-po, Captain, 5th Precinct, Police Department, Tainan City: “The operation was carried out simultaneously in three prongs, one in Changhua, one in Taoyuan, and one in Tainan. We apprehended 23 foreign women, five patrons, and the suspect surnamed Wang, the head of the human trafficking and prostitution ring.”

The police said the women were forced to remain inside the apartments whose keys were held by members of the ring. They were also under surveillance at all times, and only allowed to communicate through communication software to avoid face to face meetings and the possibility of them escaping. Six members of the ring, including the main suspect, will be investigated for violations of the Organized Crime Prevention Act, human trafficking, and vice crimes.

 

 

來到台南火車站前一棟大樓,員警用破壞機具撬開門,發現被控制賣淫的女子,這些人大多是都懷著打工、求學夢想來到台灣的越南籍、泰國籍女子,因誤信人蛇集團,借錢讓他們合法入境,反遭限制行動、賣淫還錢,人數高達23人。

「不要跑!」警方經過11個月跟監,9日這天,將王姓主嫌在內等集團成員逮捕。警方發現,這個不法集團為了賺錢,還會將女子送往彰化、桃園等地賣淫。

台南市警局第五分局副分局長顏水波表示:「警力兵分三路,分別在彰化、桃園、台南等地同步行動,共查獲23名外籍賣淫女子、嫖客5名,以及王姓(主嫌)為首的人蛇賣淫集團。」

警方表示,受控制的女子只能待在套房,鑰匙都被集團成員拿走,還架設雲端監視器監視一舉一動,要求他們只能透過通訊軟體聯繫、不能碰面,避免有逃離的可能,幸好警方掌握確切事證破門逮人,將受控制的女子通通救出,主嫌在內的6名人蛇集團成員,也將依《組織犯罪防治條例》、人口販運及妨害風化罪嫌送辦。

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