A nine-story brothel in the now famous upscale Gangnam neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, was raided by police on Monday.
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Officers said they discovered 100 prostitutes working on the various floors. The brothel was fronted by a bar and hotel where the women worked officially as "hostesses."
GlobalPost's senior correspondent for East Asia, Geoffrey Cain, reports that the brothel was in a ward of Gangnam called Samseong-dong, not far from the main drag of lively restaurants and shops.
Cain said that "Gangnam is known for decadence, even though it's not a red light district."
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In 2009, the first Korean swingers' club — at least, the first public venue — went live, leaving police perplexed as to how to crack down in a conservative society. Ever so often, a story of Gangnam debauchery makes its way through the Korean tabloids.
The Korea Times reported that the multi-level complex, included a bar where customers would be served by the women and choose one.
The customers were then taken to the upper floors, paying about $310 for sex with the women.