Police hunt sex-ring leader after male prostitutes arrested Police are hunting for the local ringleader of an international gay-sex-trade syndicate after two mainland men allegedly offering sex services were arrested at two hotels in Wan Chai yesterday. The syndicate was based in the United States and ran a website offering sex services by 50 male prostitutes in the Asia-Pacific region including Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen, police said. The men, aged 25 and 26, travelled from Hunan and Sichuan provinces to Hong Kong on two-way permits. Police said officers posing as clients had contacted the pair and made arrangements for sex for about HK$1,000 at two hotels in Jaffe Road and Lockhart Road. The two men were arrested for breaching their conditions of stay and will appear in court tomorrow. Broken cable injures workers Two workers were slightly injured when a cable holding their elevated work platform snapped. The men, both aged 47, were working about five metres above the ground outside a building in Lok Fu when the cable broke. Both were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and discharged. The Labour Department is investigating. 231 swine flu cases reported The Hospital Authority reported another 231 cases of swine flu to - among them a woman, 45, who is in critical condition in Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital. There have been 3,904 cases of swine flu in Hong Kong. Officials said the woman in critical condition had had symptoms since July 26, and had a fever and sore throat when she attended the hospital's accident and emergency department on Friday.