A VICE syndicate using Facebook to attract customers has been crippled by Hong Kong police following the arrest of several people, including a 27-year-old woman with a Master’s degree.
China Press reported that the bust was successful after a police officer had infiltrated the group.
The mastermind, a 40-year-old man who had reportedly forced his 21-year-old girlfriend to take part in the illicit activities, had also been nabbed.
He was said to have used social media networks to lure people to wild sex parties held at hotel rooms.
The Facebook page by the name of “King Sex Club” has pictures of sex tools and how to use them correctly.
The syndicate, which has 50 members, was said to have held sex parties at least once a month.
According to Hong Kong police, each person has to pay between HK$500 (RM212) and HK$2,000 (RM851) as membership fee.
It is learnt that the syndicate has since raked in HK$100,000 (RM42,510).
> Sin Chew Daily reported that Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann (pic), who won the Best Supporting Actress award on Saturday night, would donate her winnings to cancer-stricken actor Phua Chee Kian.
It is learnt that Yeo was expected to get T$50,000 (RM5,430) from the organiser of Taiwan’s prestigious 50th Golden Horse Awards.
Veteran actor Phua, who is battling a relapse of nose cancer, needs financial aid for his medical treatment, according to several press reports.
Yeo, in between sobs, said Phua was facing hardships at the moment.
“Hopefully my gesture will bring him some motivation and encouragement.
“I wish him a speedy recovery,” she was quoted by the daily.
Phua was first diagnosed with the disease last year and had been on the road to recovery following medical treatment but suffered a relapse in May.
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