Definition of vice ring in English:

vice ring


  • A group of criminals involved in organizing illegal prostitution.

    • ‘However the brave girl was the only victim willing to give evidence in court against the vice ring.’
    • ‘The debate follows a series of raids across Yorkshire in April in which police cracked a vice ring which forced female immigrants to work as prostitutes in a chain of massage parlours.’
    • ‘According to the news report then, the girls were suspected to have been abducted by a Hong Kong vice ring to be sold to a Bombay-based syndicate.’
    • ‘The former French international has been charged with running a vice ring involving underage Bulgarian girls.’
    • ‘However, sources confirmed the arrest, saying that disclosing the arrest might open a new theory in the Bali bombing, possibly involving rivals in a vice ring.’
    • ‘The strip-bar owner has been regularly featured in the tabloid newspapers in connection with vice rings operating from his premises.’