ACT Policing has exposed an illegal brothel operating within the suburb of Kaleen.
In May of this year information was received from members of the public through the Crime Stoppers web site about suspicious activity at the Kaleen address. Last night (Thursday September 2) ACT Policing obtained and executed a search warrant at the premises with the assistance of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
A female sex worker at the premises was taken into custody and has been charged with an offence under the Prostitution Act 1992 (ACT).
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A male sex worker at the premises has been detained by DIAC after being identified as an unlawful non-citizen and conveyed to the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre where the processing of his matter will continue.
Police will be opposing bail on the female in court this morning.
A vehicle stolen from a Yarralumla residence was involved in a pursuit with police yesterday afternoon in Tuggeranong (Thursday September 2).
About 2.20pm Police were conducting random breath testing on southbound traffic on Athllon Drive, Greenway when a car failed to stop.
Police followed the car in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop however the car evaded police by making numerous turns and travelling through the Tuggeranong Homeworld Centre car park.
A pursuit was declared as the car drove onto Athllon Drive, southbound, and accelerated away from Police onto Isabella Drive. The pursuit continued for approximately two minutes before being terminated in Gowrie.
The car was identified as a 2008 maroon Holden Statesman stolen from an address in Yarralumla earlier in the day. It was recovered minutes after the pursuit was terminated in Richardson. The driver of the car has not been identified.
Police would urge anyone who may be able to provide further information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.