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Pyongyang City’s Ministry of Security caught about 30 prostitutes in the station and public bathhouses.

Pyongyang City’s Ministry of Security caught about 30 prostitutes in the station and public bathhouses.

03/13/2024 14:16

A view of Pyongyang Station, North Korea, taken in March 2024. (Photo = NK Times)

It has been reported that an intensive crackdown on prostitution has recently been carried out in Pyongyang, North Korea. Local sources revealed that this intensive crackdown on prostitution is being carried out by the Pyongyang City Security Department in the name of fighting ‘anti-socialism and anti-socialism.’

According to a NK Times Pyongyang source on the 13th, the Pyongyang City Ministry of Security designated March 1 to 30 as an intensive crackdown period on prostitution and began cracking down on prostitution. As of now (as of the 12th), it has been reported that a total of 30 people have been caught by the Pyongyang City Security Department for prostitution.

Those caught were engaged in prostitution in multiple places, including train stations, billiard halls, and public bathhouses, and were caught by the Ministry of Safety and Security. The discovered prostitutes were investigated by the Pyongyang City Security Department and found that prostitution buyers were recruited through people who had experienced prostitution, and this included a large number of executives from the Pyongyang City Party and the central government.

However, it is known that Pyongyang City’s Ministry of Security did not expand the investigation into high-ranking executives, except for those caught red-handed.

A related source said, “While prostitution investigations targeting ordinary people who do not have money are progressing quickly, investigations into executives are being delayed.” He added, “Ordinary prostitution is mainly carried out at train stations or parks, and the executives and their living conditions are slow.” “This is because the prostitution of these good people is taking place in department stores, bathhouses, billiard halls, etc., so we cannot conduct an investigation or investigation into the executives based solely on the testimony of the inspectors,” he explained.

He continued, “The Pyongyang City Ministry of Security has the position that it will conduct a thorough investigation into the prostitutes and buyers who were cracked down this time, and will detect and punish the people behind it.” “They seem to feel burdened by calling in high-ranking people to investigate,” he said.

However, as the names of high-ranking executives from the central and city parties continue to be mentioned during the investigation into the crackdown on prostitutes, there is also talk that an investigation into high-ranking executives will soon be conducted with central approval, the source added.

***This article was translated by Google and may differ from the content of this article.

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