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Macau Police Raid Venetian, Arresting 110 Women, Standard Says

Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Macau police arrested 110 mainland Chinese women in anti-prostitution raid on the Venetian casino-resort, the Standard said, citing Chan Kin-hong, chief coordinator of criminal investigation for the Judiciary Police.

Police also arrested 22 suspected members of the syndicate that controlled the women, the Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper reported today. The women were paying daily protection fees of as much as HK$1,000 ($129) each, the Standard said.

The Gaming and Economic Crimes Investigation Department is still assessing the case, seeking to determine whether all of the arrested women are illegal immigrants to Macau, and whether a syndicate was in operation, the Standard said.

“The company will assist the authorities in any way possible,” Ron Reese, a Las Vegas-based spokesman for hotel owner Las Vegas Sands Corp., said in an e-mail today. He declined to discuss the specifics of the incident.

---With assistance from Beth Jinks in New York. Editor: Mike Millard

To contact the reporter on this story: Joshua Fellman in New York at jfellman@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Millard at mmillard2@bloomberg.net

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