Eighteen people, including 10 Thai girls, were arrested for allegedly running flesh trade in the garb of operating two spas at Banipark area in the state capital, police said on Sunday.
All the accused, 10 Thai girls and eight men, were booked at Sadar police station under prevention of immoral trafficking act, they said.
There were complaints from the local people that on the pretext of massage, prostitution racket was being carried in the Thai spas, police said.
After probing the plaints, the local police raided the Crystal Mall at Banipark and arrested the manager, four Thai girls and helpers at the Thai Harmony Spa. While six other Thai girls, three customers and manager of Crystal Spa were also arrested, they said.
The girls used to charge from `3,000 to `6,000 depending on the customers standard for one time massage and illicit relations, they said.
Police have recovered the visa and passports of the accused Thai girls and verifying their antecedents.
On November 2 night, six people, including one woman, were arrested for running a flesh trade racket from a hotel under Karni Vihar police station.