Spanish police on March 11 announced they had smashed a high-end prostitution ring whose catalogue of services included offering the sale of a teenage girl's virginity. Seven people were arrested in the sting and a 16-yearold girl, whose virginity had been offered up online for the price of 5,000 euros (USD5,353), was freed, the police said in a statement. The network, operating out of the southern resort city of Marbella, advertised the sale of the virginity of a woman who was 18 but looked much younger, but police said she was actually 16. Marbella throughout most of the year is an international tourist attraction. Authorities described a "perfectly organized" and lucrative network, which used telephone operators to book services and taxi rides for prostitutes to hotels and the homes of "clients with a high financial standing". The network also used a specialized agency to help it optimize its visibility online when Internet users searched for prostitution services.