The police and various healthcare institutions in Amsterdam are teaming up to help the victims of so-called loverboys by giving then psychological and legal aid. The goal is to make the police more accessible to girls who want to get out of the clutches of their "loverboy," a reference to specific types of pimps, Het Parool reports.
Five men were arrested in Middelburg, Zeeland on Tuesday on suspicion of organizing illegal prostitution, human trafficking and forced prostitution, the police said in a statement on Friday.
The police and customs raided cafe Marcelino in Vught as part as an investigation into illegal prostitution on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested
Criminal activities involving drugs, illegal prostitution, illegal gambling and similar crimes contribute about 2.7 billion euros to the Netherlands' economy a year. That means that criminal activities account for about 0.4 percent of the Dutch economy, according to an estimate by Statistics Netherlands at the request of broadcaster RTL Z.
The Amsterdam mayor rightly closed down the Azie Massage Center in Rijnstraat after traces of sperm was located, the court in Amsterdam ruled. Following this ruling, a number of Dutch cities are investigating and closing massage parlors who illegally provide their clients with so-called "happy endings".
Massage parlor Mei Massage on Rozengracht in Amsterdam is taking the municipality to court to challenge its findings that the parlor is being used for illegal prostitution. According to the massage parlor, the discovery of "two drops of semen" does not prove prostitution
Amsterdam closed eight massage parlors late last year after evidence was found indicating that they were used for illegal prostitution. Eight more massage parlors were told they have to close
Illegal prostitution is on the rise in Utrecht after the municipality closed the prostitution zones in Zanpad and Hardebollenstraat in 2013.