Panaji, Dec 5: Fourteen commercial sex workers were rescued by Goa Police from a famous nightclub at the popular beach village of Calangute following a raid Monday, an official said.
A police spokesperson said nine promoters and staffers of Club Virgin, some 10 km from here, were booked for trafficking the women and peddling them to customers visiting the club.
‘We have arrested nine promoters and staffers of the club. The women were being pimped in the club premises and were forcibly kept there,’ the spokesperson said.
Several of the rescued women were formerly employed in Mumbai’s dance bars.
All the rescued women have been sent to a protective home.
Goa is one of the most well known beach tourism destinations in India, but is increasingly gaining infamy as a sex and narcotics tourism hub.