Close  

S. Korea to crack down on massage parlors, adult entertainment illegally hiring foreigners

/ 08:05 PM January 20, 2019

SEOUL — The government will inspect massage parlors and adult entertainment establishments throughout South Korea to root out the hiring of foreign nationals who live and work here illegally.

The investigation, announced Sunday by the National Policy Agency and the Ministry of Justice, will be carried out from Feb. 18 to March 31.

ADVERTISEMENT

The agencies said they would take countermeasures against the businesses because they corrupt public morals and encourage people to stay in the country illegally.

If police find any foreign nationals working in the industries illegally, the Ministry of Justice will impose strong penalties against the foreign workers. The ministry will also contact the governments of the brokers’ countries and disclose their names in an effort to prevent any recurrence.

FEATURED STORIES

The police agency and the ministry carried out a similar investigation for 10 days in December and uncovered 464 foreign nationals working illegally in massage parlors and entertainment places for 127 employers.

The ministry also caught four brokers and 10 foreign nationals working illegally in the adult entertainment industry. 

“Both the police agency and the ministry are taking measures to root out crime by foreigners and reduce the number of illegal immigrants in the country, as the number has been rapidly increasing these days,” the Ministry of Justice said.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asia, Crime, ‎Police, South korea
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.