24 Dec '11, 8am

S. Korea to crack down on prostitution by Korean women in #Australia #korea

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea will dispatch a state prosecutor to Australia to help curb a boom in prostitution by Korean women there and investigate claims of human trafficking, a report said on Friday. The move forms part of a crackdown in which Seoul will collaborate with Australian authorities to try to break trafficking rings and bring women working as prostitutes home, the Yonhap news agency said. 'The government position is that we must seize this opportunity to eradicate the widespread prostitution by Korean women in Australia,' an unnamed senior foreign ministry official was quoted as saying. Representatives from government agencies including the foreign ministry and justice ministry agreed last week to station a state prosecutor at the South Korean consulate general in Sydney, the report said.

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