A couple who ran a brothel have been jailed after "thousands" of condoms were discovered in their home.
Wai Tsang, 53, and Wenwen Pan, 41, were sentenced to a total of more than 12 years for prostitution, sex trafficking and possession class A drugs with intent to supply.
The pair, from Westminster in London, were found guilty following a five-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court on February 26.
A police investigation, codenamed Operation Laius, was launched when they were reported by a woman in her 30s, who said she had been forced to become a sex worker after being trafficked from China in 2015.
The court heard how the victim lived with the Tsang and Pan – also known as "big brother" and "Mimi", respectively – at an address in High Street, Kensington.
Pan would deal with clients, while Tsang would drive the women to their 'appointments' and collect the money, which ranged between £120 and £230.
Tsang was arrested in Waterloo before officers discovered bags and boxes full of condoms, raunchy outfits and packs of underwear.
Pan also ran an illegal drug business, forcing the sex workers to sell cocaine and crystal meth to clients.
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After raiding their Westminster home, police found 74 mobile phones, which Pan tried to get rid of by throwing them out of a window as officers arrived. They had been used to arrange appointments with clients.
Thousands of condoms, hundreds of revealing outfits, boxes of underwear, several passports and class A drugs were also found.
Packages sent to Tsang and Pan were discovered at the property in High Street.
Tsang was sentenced to five years and eight months behind bars, while Pan was sentenced to six years and eight months in jail.
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PC Sam Bhangu, from Central West area's sexual exploitation team, said: "Tsang and Pan were part of a conspiracy directing and controlling the activities of sex workers. They had absolutely no regard for the wellbeing of the women they controlled. They dehumanised them and treated them as objects to be used for their own personal financial gain.
"I'd like to thank the informant for her vital assistance throughout the investigation which ultimately helped us to bring Tsang and Pan to justice and now sees them begin lengthy stints behind bars."
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