According to information received by the Mount Lavinia Divisional Crime Investigation Unit, a brothel in Ratmalana was raided yesterday (29), police said.
The brothel was run under the guise of running a massage parlor and five women were arrested at the time of the raid on suspicion of engaging in prostitution.
The arrested women are aged 38, 25, 31, 33 and 41 and are residents of Meegahatenna, Panadura, Wakwella, Moratuwa, Madolsima and Hambantota areas.
In addition, a suspect who was managing the brothel has also been arrested.
The arrested persons are due to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today (30).