Prostitution, cocaine ring busted

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The Statewide Grand Jury has indicted 15 illegal immigrants on suspicion of operating a prostitution and cocaine distribution ring.

The illegal enterprise, known as Mi Casa Su Casa, included 11 brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs.

The Denver brothels were located at 1521 N. Yosemite St., 1552 W. Alameda Ave., 540 Perry St., 4169 W. Kentucky, 3745 Pecos St., 3054 Dakota Ave., 4855 Washington St., 2727 W. 33rd Ave. and 2841 W. 24th Ave. The Longmont brothel was located at 14 Ninth Ave. The Glenwood Springs brothel was located at 52089 U.S. Highway 6.

The brothels would collect about $50 from each patron for 15 minutes of sex. The house would split the money with the prostitutes. After patrons paid for sex, they would receive a glass bead or other object to give the prostitutes to show they had paid, the indictment said.

The Office of the Attorney General partnered with the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Denver, Longmont, Glenwood Springs, Aurora, Greeley, Lakewood and Las Vegas police departments.

The defendants will be prosecuted in Denver District Court.