Unlawful prostitution charges, Gap

Two women have been charged in relation to unlawful prostitution after police raided a business at The Gap on March 26.

Officers from the Ferny Grove Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant on the Waterworks Road premises as part of Romeo Essence, a three month operation aiming 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 a 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

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