Following the Great Guangdong Prostitution Bust of February 9, Harbin’s public security bureau on February 12 dispatched around 4,800 police officers to investigate 2,700 hotels, bath parlors and other venues hosting illegal activities. Some 1,600 vehicles were checked and over 2,700 people were inspected.
Police confiscated 18 knives and around 360 boxes of illegally stored fireworks. They captured one escaped prisoner, held 27 under various charges and issued 28 administrative penalties.
Last week, a huge raid in China’s “capital of sex” led to the suspension of at least two police chiefs and the shuttering of 12 “entertainment venues” across the city. Thousands of people fled the cit following the bust, as tracked by Baidu’s handy heat censor maps.
By Isabel Quan