Three Vietnamese jailed for pimping, prostitution

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THREE Vietnamese citizens were sentenced by the Magistrate’s Court after they pleaded guilty to the charges of pimping and prostitution yesterday.

Dau Ngoc Tuyen, 37, was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment and one stroke of the cane for hiring one of the women. Meanwhile, Nguyen Hoa Hong Dieu, 29, and Pham Thi Lan Huong, 38, each received a month in prison for prostitution.

Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Mohd Yusof heard from Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor ‘Adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi that at 3.02pm on June 24, the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force conducted a raid on a lodge in Kampong Pengkalan Gadong.

An inspection of the rooms occupied by the female defendants led to the discovery of items related to the offences.

Police investigation also revealed that the male defendant was a pimp for Nguyen. Pham acted alone, with another person as her pimp.