Police have released footage showing behind the scenes of a massively profitable brothel which made its owners £7 million.
Birmingham’s Libra Club is thought to have made more than £7m over five years, attracting up to 200 customers a day.
On Tuesday, six people were sentenced for their part in running the venue which was closed following an undercover operation and police raid in February 2015, the BBC reports.
Footage inside the brothel, which has been branded as a ‘conveyor-belt of prostitution,’ shows a red lit reception room complete with a stripper pole and an ‘anonymous’ cash machine which charges £5 for each withdrawal – which, if you ask me, is daylight robbery.
In the rooms and bathrooms are price lists for visitors, with services ranging from £20 for a 30 minute room hire to £190 for a VIP overnight stay.
Inside the rooms are red leather beds, and for those who pay the VIP price, hot tubs.
Behind the scenes there are rooms packed with towels, and rails of high heels for girls to wear.
Raids were carried out at the club and addresses linked to its management as part of an operation involving 50 officers and followed a series of incidents at the club, including an arson attack, a firearms incident and several outbreaks of disorder.
They found more than a dozen women inside the Libra along with private rooms containing beds as well as evidence of sexual activity.
Officers also seized tens of thousands of pounds in cash which they suspected of being profits from the club after searching some of the associated addresses.
Achilleos Neophytou, aged 66, and his son Stefanos Neophytou, 25, were at the forefront of the illegal business and were both jailed for 27 months.