In change from the usual Uzbekistani prostitutes, officers from the Child and Women Protection Unit of Police Region 2 organised an undercover operation which eventually netted seven females from Uganda. All seven, aged between 22 and 42, were later charged with selling themselves in exchange for cash. The operation was set up with an undercover operative using marked banknotes to lure three of the ladies of ample girth to a hotel near Walking Street around midnight on Wednesday. When the trio arrived at the hotel, they were immediately arrested and taken back to the Soi 9 police station where they admitted to earning most of their income on their backs. The trio said they were part of a larger group of like-minded individuals from Uganda, and four more of their number were probably sitting inside a beer bar complex on Walking Street looking for customers. The police made their way back to Walking Street and didn’t have much trouble finding the other four Ugandan females. They were arrested and carted off to join their compatriots back at the station. The group didn’t look too perturbed at being caught.