20 expelled after major inspection of massage industry

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A comprehensive inspection of a large number of massage studios in the capital has revealed a number of offenses, including illegal prostitution. Now 20 people have been expelled from Norway.

The Police and the Labour Inspectorate inspected about 50 of the total of 150 massage studios in Oslo. A number of illicit circumstances and affairs have been revealed, including people without legal residence in Norway, black labour, poor working and living conditions and marriages of convenience. Incidents of illegal sex trade have also been uncovered, NRK news reported.
– We wish to ensure that those who are disreputable  will no longer be allowed to work or do business in the industry, says supervising manager of the Labour Inspectorate in Oslo, Pål H. Lund told NRK.
Around 20 people have been expelled from the Norway after the operation, and the police believe that some of those people have been working in Norway without a legal residence for several years.  Audun Kristiansen, Section Manager of the immigration and Management Section of the Oslo police explained that many women travel to Norway on tourist visas to work in massage studios, but that they work for longer periods of time than the tourist visas allow them to do.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today