Brothel operating near Etterbeek police station dismantled, three arrested
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    Brothel operating near Etterbeek police station dismantled, three arrested

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    Police in Brussels have detained three people after reports were made that an illegal brothel was operating near a police station in the municipality of Etterbeek.

    An investigation ongoing since July led authorities to discover that a woman had rented a building near the local police station and had illegally been running a brothel there, according to HLN.

    The investigation was launched after police in March was tipped off that a human trafficking and prostitution network was active in the area, Denis Goeman, a spokesperson with the public prosecutor said told BX1.

    During a search of the woman’s house, police also discovered 600 cannabis plants, and two other men were also detained and face drug trafficking charges.

    The three suspects will be brought before a trial court in Brussels at the start of next week.

    Gabriela Galindo
    The Brussels Times