Prostitution charges follow massage parlour raid
Two women have been charged as police accuse the operator of a Brisbane massage parlour of running an illegal brothel.
Officers from the Ferny Grove Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at the Waterworks Rd, The Gap premises on March 26.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the raid was part of a three-month operation, Romeo Essence, aimed to dismantle organised illegal prostitution, including businesses operating under the guise of legitimate massage parlours.
A 32-year-old and 40-year-old women were arrested during the search of the business premises associated with the massage parlour which was located a short distance away from a local school.
The 32-year-old business owner from Sunnybank Hills has been charged with carrying on business of providing unlawful prostitution and four counts of engaging in prostitution through unlawful prostitution business.
The 40-year-old female employee has been charged with engaging in prostitution through unlawful prostitution business.
Both are due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 29
The latest arrests came a week after police raided another parlour in Brisbane's south.
A business owner and three women were charged with illegal prostitution at Rocklea.
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