Eighteen women and two procurers were arrested yesterday on the charges of operating two brothels under the guise of Ayurvedic massage clinic in Nawala, Police said.
They said the raids were conducted after obtaining emergency search warrants from Hulftsdorp Magistrate's Court by the Special Crimes Investigation Unit of the Mirihana Police division.
The suspects aged between 19 and 64 were d residents of Hatharaliyadda, Hingurakgoda, Rathmalana, Monaragala, Jayanthipura, Matale, Nugathalawa, Wellampitiya, Pathana, Kuda Oya, Harakuwita, Moratuwa, Bambaragaswewa, Maho, Yohiyagala, Dayagama, Madapatha, Ambalangoda, Hamurugoda and Kumbutte areas.
The suspects are to be produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate courts at today. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)