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Male brothel posing as massage parlor busted in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:25 GMT+7

A massage parlor serving as a front for male prostitution was busted by Ho Chi Minh City police on Thursday afternoon.

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Two masseurs were offering ‘erotic services’ to male customers when officers raided the establishment in alley 16 on Tran Thien Chanh Street in District 10.

Several other men, still naked after spending time in a sauna, were awaiting their turn with the masseurs, according to a police officer.

The parlor attendants confessed to police that they offer different ‘massage’ services, with prices ranging from VND100,000 (US$4.5) to VND400,000 ($18).

Police claim the masseurs also sell sex if the customers are willing to pay.

The massage parlor was registered as a unit of the TOP Traditional Medicine Co, owned by 26-year-old Dinh Quoc Tuan.

“The place is packed with young male customers every night until 10:00 pm; Their motorbikes line the entire pavement,” Tuan Son, a next-door neighbor said.

“Only the reception area is visible from the outside.”

More than 20 people, including one manager and six attendants were taken to the police station for interrogation.

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