Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - PP massage parlours raided, 29 suspects held for prostitution




PP massage parlours raided, 29 suspects held for prostitution

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Phnom Penh municipal Military Police raided four massage parlours in Por Sen Chey district and detained 29 suspects on Sunday. Police

PP massage parlours raided, 29 suspects held for prostitution

The Phnom Penh municipal Military Police on Sunday raided four massage parlours in Por Sen Chey district and detained 29 suspects for questioning over their alleged involvement in prostitution.

Deputy municipal Military Police commander Pu Davy on Monday said the four massage parlours were located near the Phnom Penh International Airport in Chaom Chao III commune’s Prey Tea 1 village.

The 29 suspects were of Chinese and Vietnamese nationality, with 17 of them women.

Davy said three game boxes, a bicycle, a metal safe, five motorbikes and some condoms were seized as evidence.

“The 29 suspects are being detained along with evidence at Phnom Penh Military Police headquarters. We are still working on this case,” Davy said.

Por Sen Chey district police chief Yim Saran said he could not provide details as the case was being handled by the Military Police.

Chom Chao III commune chief Va Savoeun told The Post on Monday the four illegal massage parlours opened early this year.

“The massage services are offered only at night in one gated community. From the outside, it’s hard to tell that the venue also provided prostitution services. The four massage parlours are all owned by Chinese and some of them had the same owner,” he said.

Savoeun said many parlours across the capital offered massage services as a cover for prostitution.

In late April, Military Police officers also raided two Chinese-owned massage parlours in Chaom Chao III commune that were found to have secretly offered sexual services.

At the time, officers detained 12 Chinese nationals including two general managers and 10 women suspected of providing sexual services.

MOST VIEWED

  • Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

    The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Kuy Kuong told The Post on Wednesday that officials are preparing paperwork to

  • Chikungunya hits 15 provinces, says gov’t

    Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said on Thursday that the chikungunya outbreak in the Kingdom has spread to 15 provinces. Some 1,700 people are now suspected to have the disease. Vandine urged people to prevent its further spread by eliminating shelters for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

  • Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

    Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng

  • Bill covering dress code draws ire

    Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process. Several

  • Police arrest 29 Chinese for PP kidnapping

    Phnom Penh Military Police arrested 29 Chinese nationals on kidnapping charges on Wednesday. The suspects are said to have abducted three other Chinese nationals from a hotel in Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district. The operation took place on Wednesday and was led by two deputy commanders –

  • What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?

    Cambodia’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China kicks off a series of FTAs in future but for now, critics wonder what else the parties could bring to the table apart from what it already has to date By the end of this year, Cambodia