Hilton shut down because of prostitute ring

Chinese police arrest 22 & probe hotel's link with criminal underworld

An investigation has begun over the links between Hilton Chongqing owners and the criminal underworld [Getty Images].
An investigation has begun over the links between Hilton Chongqing owners and the criminal underworld [Getty Images].

Police in China shut a Hilton Hotel and arrested 22 people suspected of running a prostitution ring, according to reports.

An investigation has begun into the owner of Hilton Chongqing, Chinese developer Kingrun Real Estate, and its alleged links to an underworld gang running a prostitution ring at the hotel.

The Hilton International Hotel Group manages the business in a joint venture with the property company, the report added.

Customers were reportedly seen leaving the hotel with their luggage with one receptionist stating the hotel would not reopen until July 6.

News stations across the region were reporting that many of the hotel’s staff were questioned, 102 suspects were detained and 22 were arrested.

 

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