The police busted a sex racket being run from a private guest house in Ganjam district and arrested 12 people, an officer said on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of BN Pur Police raided the guest house near Tatabenz Square here on Monday night, said Berhampur Superintendent of Police, Saravana Vivek M.
The arrested persons included six customers, four agents who were luring customers through WhatsApp and Facebook messages, the leaseholder of the guest house, and the kingpin, the SP said.
Three middle-aged women were rescued by the law enforcers, he said.
Twelve mobile phones, medicines, empty liquor bottles, glasses, and Rs 31,950 were seized from the rooms, he said.
“Steps will be taken to get permission from the court to seal the guest house”, said the SP.