Macau police arrested a top hotel executive as city police broke up a “huge” prostitution group that made at least 400 million patacas ($50 million) from thousands of sex workers.
The executive was among six people detained on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, the police said in a statement on Jan. 10 local time. The executive had collaborated with hotel managers since 2013, according to the statement. The police didn’t identify the executives or the hotel where the crimes allegedly took place.
The case is the biggest since Macau returned to Chinese rule in 1999, Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily reported yesterday, citing police. Calls to Macau police outside of business hours were unanswered.
Police also captured 96 prostitutes from China and Vietnam and found information for 2,400 sex workers in the group’s computer system, according to the statement.