31 December 2010

Monteiro denies allegation of police involvement in prostitution

 Radio Timor-Leste, December 16, 2010 language source: Tetun Timorese Police Commander Commissioner Longiuinhos Monteiro has denied an allegation that his police officers are suspected of being involved in prostitution in the country.

Monteiro said such an allegation was baseless and no facts were presented, but the allegation was like a motivation for them to work optimally. Monteiro affirmed that the presence of an individual officer in a prostitution premises does not represent the police force and that should not be generalized.

"Our police officers are not involved in such activity and we are in pursuit of those who engage in prostitution," Monteiro said.

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