A plush Umhlanga brothel has been raided and shutdown in Lady Ellen Crescent in Umhlanga on Friday Night. The Hawks were accompanied by the Durban K9 unit during the raid.
This highly successful operation netted 5 women, the kingpin, a pimp and an alleged drug dealer who was nabbed while delivering drugs to the property during the raid. The owner of the home is Durban businesswoman Rosanne Narandas who let out the property at R35 000 per month to a couple from Durban. Narandas assisted the police with information leading up to the successful capture of the alleged criminals.
The brothel was advertised on a specialist Escort website redvelvetescourts.co.za.
Charges of drug dealing, prostitution and keeping a brothel has been lodged against the perpetrators. Apparently the brothels busiest period was between midnight and 4am daily.
Upset neighbours alerted the owner of the property, Narandas, of the activities taking place which lead to the investigation and eventual nabbing of the culprits.
Source : The Sunday Tribune