The story below about a high rise brothel in Samseong-dong is currently the top story over at the Korea Times:
Police said Sunday they had uncovered a suspected brothel operating in a nine-story building, and fronted by a hostess bar and hotel, in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul.
Officers said they found more than 100 females working there as prostitutes.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said it arrested the 35-year-old bar owner, surnamed Jung, in its raid on Jan. 10 for hiring the women as “hostesses” since June 2010 and asking them to engage in prostitution.
Police suspect almost every floor of the building was used as a brothel. Jung ran at least three floors, including one in the basement, as a hostess bar where the women served liquor to male customers and performed oral sex, according to investigators.
They added a large number of the customers were escorted to hotel rooms between the sixth and ninth floors, paying 330,000 won ($310) for sex with the hostesses.
Police are expanding the probe to find out whether Jung was also the owner of the hotel and headed the prostitution racket. [Korea Times]
You can read the rest at the link, but I guess Mr. Jung did not make his monthly payoff to the neighborhood cops to get busted like this. I am unconvinced that this large brothel has been operating out in the open for two and half years without the police knowing about it until now. By the way for those that don’t know Samseong-dong is located in Seoul’s Gangnam District.