>> Beauty queen arrested for running sex ring
Xuan said a beauty queen in Ben Tre Mekong Delta Province, a model purportedly working for a famous fashion company in Ho Chi Minh City, and an attractive young woman known for sexy photos are members of her ring.
In related news two other pimp suspects, including an actress who starred in a Golden Kite nominated film, have been also summoned for questioning.
A source said that on June 4 police in Ho Chi Minh City detained Le Quang Tuan Anh, 27, a make-up artist, for his involvement in the high-class prostitution ring run by Miss My Xuan.
Tuan Anh is said to maintain a good relationship with a number of beauties and models in Vietnamese showbiz. Tuan Anh took 60 percent of the profits earned by the prostitutes.
Another suspected pimp is a 26-year-old model-cum-actress who lives in Binh Thanh district. She won second place in a beauty contest and starred in the action movie “Lenh Xoa So”, one of 12 nominees for the Golden Kite 2011.
However she was released on bail due to her late-term pregnancy.
The actress is thought to have lured My Xuan to sell herself for the first time. In a recent time, the actress offered My Xuan a “US$2,500 deal” with a man in Vung Tau city in which she took $1,000 as a fee for a broker.
Miss My Xuan also confessed to organizing a prostitution ring at her private house in Binh Khanh Ward in District 2.
The ring also provided sex workers to rich men going abroad for holidays or business at a fee ranging from $12,000 to $15,000 for a two or three day trip.
Around 20 people have been summoned for their involvement in the high-class ring, police said.
Investigators said that at 5:00pm on June 2, the Police Department of Criminal Investigation in Social Order (C45) in Ho Chi Minh City carried out a surprise raid on a big hotel in District 1 and caught four high-class prostitutes engaging in sexual acts with clients. Most of them are models and actresses.
Miss Vo Thi My Xuan and 40-year-old Tran Quang Mai, two pimps of the ring, were later arrested for their involvement.