All arrested in prostitution ring crackdown get 15 day remand

Criminal Court of the Maldives. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Criminal Court has remanded all suspects arrested during the crackdown on a major-scale prostitution ring to 15 days in police custody.

Thirteen suspects were arrested; eight Bangladeshi males, one Bangladeshi female, and four Thai females.

They were arrested in raids on four locations in Male’ City on Wednesday night, in a joint operation by the Police Anti-Human Trafficking Department, Police Intelligence, and Maldives Immigration.

According to police, the operation targeted an organized criminal ring.

The case is under further investigation by the police.

Police have investigated 58 cases of prostitution over the last four years, and made over 100 arrests.