05 March 2011

Police help Government to close downs bars and restaurant in Aitarak-laran

Radio and Televizaun Timor-Leste, March 4, 2011 language source: Tetun - The Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry (MTCI), in cooperation with the police, has forcibly closed down a bar and restaurant in Aitarak-Laran near the country's presidential palace, as they were used for prostitution.

Monitoring and Analysis Chief for MTCI, Jose Fereira Martins, said these places were closed down; due to the owners using them for prostitution.

"We have forced them to close these places, as they were used for prostitution," Martins said.

During the operations, the police were able to capture three Chinese and two Indonesian women.  The operations were held in cooperation with the Timorese National Police (PNTL) and the UN Police.

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