Huynh Van Luan Em, 31, is accused of running a brothel for tourists. Photo: Nha Trang Police

Police in Nha Trang, Vietnam, have arrested the manager of a massage parlor for allegedly running a brothel service targeting tourists. On Tuesday, police arrested Huynh Van Luan Em, 31, who runs a massage parlor in Nha Trang, a beach town in Khanh Hoa province, VN Express reported.

He is being investigated for allegedly providing illegal sex services.

According to the police, the accused started offering sexual services by his staff about four months ago to tourists looking for massages. He charged 1 million dong (US$43) for the service. For each session, the workers received 300,000 dong.

The arrest was made after authorities raided the facility last Sunday and allegedly caught two masseuses engaged in intercourse with customers. They admitted to working for Em and also stealing money from tourists, police say.

The police said they had monitored the operation for months before they shut it down.

In Vietnam, sex workers are given a warning and fines of 100,000 to 300,000 dong. Ringleaders can be jailed from six months to five years.

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