ONE woman has been arrested and five women have been detained for immigration offences following an investigation into escort agencies and private premises with links to those escort agencies in Fyshwick.
Yesterday (July 23), police, with the assistance of other agencies such as Worksafe ACT inspectors, executed multiple search warrants after they received information from the public.
Following the investigation one woman, a 57-year-old, was arrested and five women were detained for immigration offences, and two premises containing five sex industry businesses were forced to cease trading after Worksafe ACT issued prohibition notices.
The woman has been charged with three counts of allowing unlawful non?citizens to work and two counts of allowing a non-citizen to work in breach of visa.
She will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (July 24), in relation to immigration offences.
Police are urging anyone who may have information to contact 1800 333000, or report via the Crime Stoppers ACT website using reference number 6286189.