SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors conducting a bribery investigation on Monday requested a detention warrant for the daughter of the founder of South Korea's Lotte Group conglomerate, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the prosecutors' office.

Prosecutors have been investigating whether Shin Young-ja, who is also a director of Lotte Group's hotel unit, received bribes from local cosmetics company Nature Republic in exchange for Lotte Duty Free store space, Hotel Lotte previously said in a filing.

An official authorized to speak to the media at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office could not be immediately reached.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)