115 sex workers and 54b men nabbed in Solwezi

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About 115 sex workers from various guest houses in Solwezi district have been arrested along with 54 men in the last two night operations that police conducted.

North-western Province Commissioner of Police Eugene Sibote confirmed the development to ZANIS in Solwezi today.

Mr. Sibote said 106 sex workers were picked up on Tuesday night while nine were rounded up last night from various named guest houses and lodges.

Mr Sibote has since expressed sadness that police have continued arresting sex workers from the same guest houses and lodges around the town centre which he said have become notorious.

He warned that police will not relent in its effort of bringing sanity in the district by curbing bad elements adding that guest house owners should put their houses in order or risk being taken to court for operating brothels.

Mr Sibote said this time sex workers will not only pay admission of guilt fine but that police will organize buses to ferry them to their various destinations under escort.

The police chief has since called on the Solwezi municipal council to conduct physical inspections on lodges and guest houses before renewing operating licences.

Mr Sibote said most of the guest houses are not operating as they should be but that they have become notorious for harbouring prostitutes and hide outs for criminals.



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