Shillong: Seven women and three men were arrested from a hotel during a raid for their alleged involvement in a prostitution racket, the police said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip off, that a few people were involved in flesh trade in some of the hotels here, a special police team launched a raid at a hotel late last night and arrested the 10 persons.
Majority of the women hailed from neighbouring Assam.
The hotel owner, identified as Raju Baruah, and his manager fled through a trap door in one of the rooms where these women were kept.
Police were on the lookout for a few more persons in this connection, the sources said.