A Chinese woman was yesterday charged with running a brothel from a massage parlour in Balzan, a day after three other Chinese girls were arraigned on similar charges.

Lin Han, 32, from Attard – who stood in the dock dressed in a short blue dress, a red fur jacket and black knee-high boots – pleaded not guilty to the charges while saying that she worked as a nail technician and receptionist at Honey Girl.

The inspector said some €24,000 in suspected earnings from the parlour had been seized at her home.

Ms Han has a pending case before Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona on similar charges and told Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit she had to sign the bail book at her local police station every day. She was granted bail against a deposit of €2,000 and a personal guarantee €20,000.

On Monday, Liu Renhua, 42, Yu Yali, 43 and Qin Weihong, 42, – all from Attard – were also accused of running the parlour as a brothel but did not request bail and were remanded in custody.

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