BRIEFS: Multi-million prostitution ring busted

The Judiciary Police (PJ) cracked a large prostitution syndicate based in a hotel in NAPE area yesterday. Six local suspects were arrested and 96 women involved in prostitution were taken back to the police station to assist in the investigation. According to PJ spokesperson Choi Iat Peng, the busted ring is the biggest forced prostitution case in Macau since the city’s handover. The ring’s profit during last year was estimated to be more than MOP400 million.

PJ investigates case of suspected suicide

Authorities are investigating a case where a 23-year-old local woman was found dead on the sidewalk of Avenida Doutor Sun Yat-Sen. Information suggested that the police first received a report at 3.14 p.m on Friday. PJ  investigators then went to the residence of the deceased and contacted her family. The family disclosed that the woman had been battling depression and had been receiving treatment. It is suspected that she fell from the rooftop of the building she used to live in.

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