The owner and the manager of a massage shop in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district were arrested on Tuesday for providing prostitution services to clients.
Owner Moung Kimleang, 35, and manager Ath Sal, 36, were apprehended after officers from the Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department raided the shop with local police and municipal court prosecutors.
Police detained eight people in the raid, including the two bosses and six Vietnamese sex workers aged between 18 and 40.
They also collected evidence including a record book of services rendered to clients and used and unused condoms.
Interior Ministry police officer Ly Savuth said Ms Kimleang and Mr Sal have been accused of procuring sex services at the unnamed massage shop in Kakab commune.
“The suspects face punishment of two to five years in prison each if convicted,” he said. “The six masseuses have been sent to municipal rehabilitation.”
Mr Savuth added the two suspects are now being questioned by the investigative judge at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.