FURTHER UPDATE October 2010
Despite opposition from the mayor, Jésus Moreno will go ahead with the official opening of the ‘biggest brothel in Europe’ on October 21 in La Jonquera
Since its legalization in 2002, prostitution has grown out of all proportion in
Since last June, when La Jonquera announced stiff fines (no pun intended) of up to 3000 euros
New sex ‘hypermarket’ in La Jonquera
The go-ahead has been given this week for the continuation of the construction of a large supermarket-style brothel in La Jonquera. The building of Mas Morató, which was halted in 2006 due to pressure from the mayor regarding potential safety and traffic problems, can already be seen on the main road in the south of La Jonquera. Planning includes rooms for 558 ‘guests’. The owner, Jésus Moreno , who owns similar establishments, was arrested in May 2008 for his part in the alleged network forcing Brazilian women into prostitution, through force and intimidation, but has been granted building permission despite this.