Asian prostitution ring thriving in Honiara
Evidence has surfaced that an Asian prostitution ring is thriving in Honiara.
Prostitution-related activities such as soliciting and brothel keeping are prohibited under the country’s laws.
The Country’s Penal Code criminalizes the following prostitution-related activities such as procuration, procuring defilement of woman by threats or fraud or administering drugs, detention with intent or in a brothel, living wholly or in part on the earnings of prostitution, solicitation, prostitution for the purpose of gain exercises control, direction or influence over a prostitute and brothels.
Investigative information obtained by SIBC News indicates a number of locations where the Asians involved are practicing these illegal activities in Honiara, one of which is operating under the disguise of a massaging centre.
It alleges, groups of Asian females would enter the country under work permits to join the prostitution ring, residing at identified spots in town. They would leave the country after several months when a new group arrives.
The information obtained also reveals the numbers, types and colour of the vehicles used by those involved in the illicit sex trade. Building names and room numbers have also been revealed.
It alleged , those involved usually consume highly illicit drugs such as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, MDMA, ecstasy and partying.
A core function of the country’s Immigration Division is to monitor people who are being granted permits and visas and to deport any foreign national found to be breaching the immigration laws.