Undercover Operation Busts Mid-Levels Brothel

Posted by Ed 54 days ago
Hong Kong madam raked in HK$31.5 million profit during nine-year run operating prostitution ring out of Mid-Levels flat with help of domestic workers
  • But Heidi Wong’s two helpers earned just HK$1,000 a month for their part in the scheme, which used fake images to lure customers
  • Undercover police busted the ring after arranging a series of liaisons in 2018; sexual services were typically offered starting at HK$6,000

A Hong Kong housewife and her domestic helpers operated a sex syndicate for nine years out of a Mid-Levels residence, raking in profits of up to HK$31.5 million (US$4.1 million), the District Court heard on Monday.


Heidi Wong Pui-ting, 68, admitted to enlisting the help of Filipino domestic workers Jo-an Evera Palpal-Latoc, 42, and Jeanette Villaflores Gallego, 47, to operate the syndicate, which saw her pimp women for sex through six websites that advertised using fake images.


The operation came to light in 2018 after four undercover police officers posed as customers and made multiple calls to the mobile phone numbers listed on the sites between April 16 and May 15 of that year, prosecutors said.

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