10 jailed over cross-border prostitution

Updated: 2013-04-12 23:02


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FUZHOU - Ten people have been jailed for up to five years in southeast China's Fujian province for organizing prostitution and forced transactions in Angola, a local court announced on Friday.

Zhuang Changlong and four accomplices were accused of organizing multiple women engaging in prostitution at a hotel they ran in Luanda, the capital of Angola, between November 2010 and March 2011, a Fuqing Municipal People's Court ruling said.

Zhang was sentenced to five years in jail for the crime of organizing prostitution. The other four were given reprieve sentences for the crime of supporting in organization of prostitution, it said.

Zhuang Chunqi and four accomplices were given jail terms of up to two years for using force and threats in transactions and damaging market order in Angola.They were caught in a raid by a special work team sent by the Chinese Public Security Ministry in July 2012.