Three women were arrested last week for allegedly procuring prostitution in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thanh Van
Vietnam's police have arrested nine people accused of procuring prostitution after raiding a hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City where two sex workers were caught red-handed.
At the police station, Le Tuan Anh, 35, confessed to having procured prostitution at many hotels in District 1 since 2009, Dan Tri reported.
Subsequent investigation led to the arrests of other procurers who supplied sex workers to Anh’s racket for VND1-2 million (US$47-94). Anh took half of the money, while the rest was shared equally among the sex worker and their pimp, police said.
On November 17, two men rented rooms at the Minh Vy Hotel on Le Thi Hong Gam Street and asked Anh to arrange some company.
The sex workers and clients were caught red-handed at around 1AM on November 18.
Police are investigating the case.
Last week, the city police detained 34 people, including pimps, for allegedly running two prostitution rings exclusively targeting foreigners in the downtown area.