Five women detained in Durban brothel raid
Five women believed to be from Thailand were arrested during a raid on a suspected brothel in Morningside, Durban, the Mercury reported on Wednesday.
The owner of the house on Second Avenue was suspected to be part of a human trafficking syndicate and police were searching for him.
A police source told the Mercury the women were in the country illegally.
Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker declined to comment.
“This is a sensitive matter due to the nature of the alleged offences and the uncertainty regarding the activities of the arrested persons,” Naicker was quoted as saying.