About 10 pm on May 25, policemen of the section of administrative management of social order (PC64) under HCMC Police in conjunction with unit 1of Mobile Police Regiment conducted Saigon Star Hotel that was located on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 6, District 3.
Noticing functional forces entering, some security guards tried to ring the alarm but were controlled.
Check out many VIP rooms on the second floor of the hotel, the force detected 52 female attendants dressed in half nude to serve foreign clients.
Having seen the police, the hostesses tried to run away and outside or into toilets ... to hide themselves but in vain. After examining, the police discovered the female attendants who worked in the shop but did not sign either labor contracts or get salary, and they only received the customer's money to earn their living.
Finishing the inspection session, the Inter-Branch Delegation made a written script of the administrative violations of Saigon Star Tourist Hotel on the following faults: karaoke business without license, no labor contract, using number of female attendants in each room more than regulated, violations of the regulations on fire prevention, letting guests use drugs in the rooms…
At dawn of May 26, the Inter-branch Delegation continued to coordinate with Pham Ngu Lao Ward People's Committee to inspect the Phoenix restaurant located on Bui Thi Xuan Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.
Mr. Le Tan Dat, Chairman of Pham Ngu Lao Ward (in white shirt) and other members in the Inter-Branch delegation conduct the inspection of the restaurant. (Photo: Chí Thạch)
Similarly, when the forces were detected some security guards tried to ring the alarm but were controlled.
At the time of the police’s inspection, inside the restaurant there were nearly 30 hostesses dressed up pornographically serving customers in the karaoke room of the restaurant.
Discovering the force, the hostesses sought to escape outside but blocked.
At the VIP 3 room of the restaurant, there were nearly 10 women dressed in half nude serving a group of young men who showed signs of drug smoking.
Have seen the force, they tried to throw away the objects to the floor, under the tables, chairs ...
Through inspection, the police discovered many plastic bags containing drug suspected white crystalline powder and many tablets which were supposed to be ecstasy. In addition, the police also seized a knife hidden under the shirt of a young man in the room.
At the end of the inspection, the police sent 30 suspected drug users, including 16 women and 14 men, to the office station for testing.
At the same time, the inter-branch unit made a record of the administrative violations of the Phoenex restaurant, such as: unauthorized karaoke parlors, not signing labor contracts, using exceeded number of female attendants allowed in each room, violation of regulations on fire prevention, allowing customers to use drugs in the shop.
It is known that the Phoenix restaurant is located in the “complicated and sensitive business” area where the People's Committee of Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 had proposed the Section of Police administrative management of social order (PC64) under the Police of HCMC to coordinate inspection and eradication.