A HONG KONG man who dated the daughter of Vietnam's most notorious brothel madam has been jailed for 10 years for smuggling Vietnamese women to Macau. Lam Yu, 29, received the maximum penalty for the crime of 'prostitution procurement' during a brief trial in the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City. He appeared with nine Vietnamese accomplices - including his girlfriend, Pham Nguyen Ngoc Ly, and several other daughters and sons of Nguyen Thi Tot, the jailed creator of the Bambi Cafe empire. Tot was arrested in 1992 after police discovered she was forcing teenage girls to have cosmetic surgery to repeatedly 'restore' their virginity, which Hong Kong and Taiwanese businessmen would hand over more than US$500 (HK$3,865) to claim. Tot operated more than 100 prostitutes - far more than any other competitor. Her pimps infiltrated police and army guesthouses while she hid her network through a series of tailor shops. The Bambi is now closed, and Tot remains in jail outside Ho Chi Minh City. Ly fled soon after her mother's arrest to Cambodia, where she met Lam. Police alleged Lam and Ly, with her brothers and sisters, created a network to supply Macau discos and brothels with women. The women were smuggled into Cambodia and given fake documentation while Lam supplied his Macau contacts with videotapes and photographs as part of an elaborate selection process. Once the women landed in Macau, Lam would be paid US$3,000, of which US$300 was funnelled to the rest of group as commissions, police sources said. Police swooped a year ago when Lam and Ly returned from Phnom Penh to finalise the smuggling of eight women to Cambodia by car. One of Ly's brothers received an eight-year sentence, while she and seven others were each given two years in jail. Lam is in Ho Chi Minh City's maximum security Chi Hoa prison, which contains two other Hong Kong men convicted for a similar, but unrelated, racket. Fung Wai-keung and Yuen Hok-yan also received 10-year terms in a trial two months ago but are contesting their sentences. Lam has 15 days to lodge an appeal.