Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Haifa area brothels shut down Police raid seven brothels in city, 19 prostitutes arrested
Police raid seven brothels in city, 19 prostitutes arrested
By Sharon Roffe-Ofir
YNet News - August 1, 2007
Police raided and shut down seven brothels in Haifa and the vicinity in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Nineteen prostitutes were arrested, and four other people suspected of operating the brothels inside apartment buildings were also detained.
Police decided on the raid following numerous complaints by residents.
"The suspects would rent apartments in the residential complexes and then convert them into brothels, which became a major nuisance for the other tenants," a senior police officer told Ynet.
Police officials said they hoped the raid would prevent the opening of additional brothels in residential areas.