Police in China arrest hundreds in WeChat prostitution probe
Suspects allegedly operated brothels in Malaysia through WeChat
Nearly 350 people from a cross-border prostitution ring have been arrested in Malaysia and China -- accused of using WeChat to conduct their illicit operation.
Many of the prostitutes were sent to Malaysia from China. Authorities said the suspects tried to trick potential customers into believing the women were models and actresses by creating fake websites. Transaction records showed the ring earned around US$15.8 million last year.
The arrest was the result of a three-month investigation and coordination between police in China and Malaysia.