facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police bust hair salon for prostitution

Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM   |   Comments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Cambodian hair salon suspected of being a front for prostitution and human trafficking was raided by authorities in Phnom Penh, police said Wednesday.

The chief of the city's Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit told the Phnom Penh Post three people were arrested at the Mey Long Beauty and Barber Shop and 10 women were rescued.

Keo Thea said two people from Vietnam and one person from China were apprehended Tuesday.

"These three foreign people were brokers who had brought the young girls from Vietnam to have sex with rich people in Cambodia," Thea said.

Tuesday's raid comes less than three months after the arrest of the owner of the Mikasa Coiffure and Beauty Shop, which authorities said served as the base of operations for a high-end Phnom Penh prostitution ring with sex workers masquerading as hairdressers.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun
2
Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says
3
Michael Brown's memorial on fire under mysterious circumstances Michael Brown's memorial on fire under mysterious circumstances
4
Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door
5
Sarah Palin defends family's involvement in drunken party brawl Sarah Palin defends family's involvement in drunken party brawl
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback