Police shut down two massage parlours in Phnom Penh

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Police arrested a dozen foreign nationals suspected of operating an illegal prostitution in Phnom Penh. Photo Supplied

Interior Ministry police on Tuesday arrested a dozen foreign nationals suspected of operating an illegal prostitution ring of massage parlous in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district.

Major Sok Vibol, an officer with the ministry’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department, today said police arrested 10 masseuses and two managers at about 5pm after police raided the two massage parlours in Chom Chao II commune.

Maj Vibol said police had monitored the shops and followed the suspects for about one week. He said customers paid between $50 and $100 in exchange for sex services.

Maj Vibol said that after a case was built, police reported their findings to court prosecutor Keo Sothea.

“They’re foreigners. They operated illegal prostitution in the city, and it impacted our culture,” he said. “They were not afraid of our laws.”

He noted that the owners of the massage parlours, managed to escape arrest.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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