London cops nab £100K-year high-flyers in brothel raids

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 01, 2010 10:20 hrs

In a crackdown on brothels, London police have busted a string of sex sessions in the city. Among the clients were bankers and businessmen, the raids - codenamed Operation Monaco - reveal.

In one swoop at a flat at Aldgate, cops burst in on a 35-year-old from Citibank in Canary Wharf, who had been availing the 'services' of two Polish hookers, reports The News of the World.

The banker begged cops to protect his family from his shame.

He said: "There isn't going to be any correspondence from you going to my home is there? I don't want my wife and children to find out."

The search led to the uncovering of a range of sex toys: nipple clamps, handcuffs and patent leather stiletto boots as well as a wardrobe full of rubber uniforms - including nurse outfits.

In an earlier raid police nabbed a 75-year-old man with a madam in fluffy white slippers and two hookers. He told officers he was a lecturer on his way to classes.

All the men arrested were interviewed and later released without charge.

The City of London Police's elite Money Laundering Investigation Unit is concentrating on smashing criminal networks behind London's sex industry in which 30,000 hookers ply their trade in the City and Westminster districts alone.

Det Chief Insp David Clark said: "The illegal sex trade is a breeding ground for slave labour, people trafficking, and drug abuse. It is our aim to clean up the City." (ANI)