Kampot provincial police on Monday arrested nine Chinese nationals suspected of operating illegal prostitution services inside a massage parlour in Kampot city.
Major General Mao Chanmathurith, provincial police chief, yesterday said police arrested four men and five women who were the general managers and administrative assistants of a Chinese-owned massage parlour in Kampot city.
He said they were arrested at about 8pm on Monday after police raided the parlour, which is located in Kraing Ampil commune, in Kampot province’s Kampot city.
“They were operating illegal prostitution services in Kampot province,” he said. “They violated Cambodian laws.”
“They were arrested after provincial anti-human trafficking police, in collaboration with a provincial court prosecutor, raided their massage parlour in Kampot city on Monday night,” he added.
Maj Gen Chanmathurith added that police also seized related evidence from the parlour.
He noted that police are accusing them of procurement of prostitute under Article 26 of Cambodia’s Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation.
The suspects could face between two to five years in jail each, he added.
Maj Gen Chanmathurith said the suspects are currently being questioned by police and will be sent to Kampot Provincial Court for further questioning today.
Deputy prosecutor Kha Denna, who approved the raid request, could not be reached for comment yesterday.