Golders Green man facing charges after Westminster brothel raids

Police seized a gun and ammunition in St John's Wood Picture: Met Police

Watches, cars and paintings worth £1 million were seized - Credit: Archant

A Golders Green man is among six people facing charges of conspiring to enslave, traffic and sexually exploit victims after four brothels were raided in Westminster. 

Zeev Zi-Pear, 62, of Woodstock Road, Golders Green, was charged after watches, cars and paintings worth £1 million were seized from residential addresses in London and Gloucestershire. 

The arrests were made as part of a Met Police crackdown against an organised crime group on April 22, as part of Operation Huai. 

The Salvation Army said the group’s alleged victims were from China, with a smaller number of Romanian and UK nationals. The charity is providing care for the women. 

In addition to Zi-Pear, the other five people charged are Jie Zhang, 40, of Fountain Park Way, Shepherd’s Bush; Yuhua Zheng, 68, of Fountain Park Way; Qitao Xu, 31, of Bullrush Grove, Hillingdon; Giulia Manzo, 30, of North Kensington; Wenjing Nong, 32, of Tyndall Road, Leyton.  

They were all charged by postal requisition on April 6 and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 10. 

Due to the nature of the charges, the alleged victims will be given lifelong anonymity and cannot be identified.