2 South Korean Pimps Arrested for Extorting Chinese Prostitute

Kyung Ho Kim, May 9, 2016, 10:46 a.m.

Two Korean pimps who extorted money from a Chinese prostitute after she expressed her desire to quit her job were detained on Monday in Busan. According to the Busanjin police, the two 27-year-old pimps, surnamed Kim and Yeo, had allegedly deceived the 37-year-old Chinese woman by saying that they would help her get to the airport and instead driving her to a rural mountain in Jinju city, South Gyeongsang Province, where they took 18 million won ($15,430) from her. The woman spent the night by herself in the mountain and got help from residents of a nearby village the morning after. 

The police said the woman had came to Korea in March and worked for Kim to finance her cosmetic surgeries. Prostitution is illegal in Korea.  Kim and Yeo had been tracked down through surveillance camera records. The police filed for an arrest warrant for the two men on Monday. 


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