Across the ocean prostitutes, have been plying the world’s oldest trade, in The Bahamas, for a very long time. The foreign hooker industry has become almost as traditional, even expected in some circles, as souse, but with extra lime and pepper.
Clearly, there must be something about waist length hair and the apical-alveolar trill of those rolled r’s!
Anyway, in 1967, apparently there was a very high threshold for police evidence gathering, when it came to illegal houses of ill-repute and morals charges.
Despite catching prostitute and customer in the act, and despite said customer admitting an exchange of favours and money, and even with said customer attempting to bribe the police officer with $20, this wasn’t enough in 1967 to convict Mercedes, Nunez, Chavez and Pina on a morals charge.