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Undercover Massage Parlor Investigation Yields More Than 20 Arrests

The following information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Suffolk County police have arrested more than 20 people in an undercover investigation called "Operation Massage Parlor" conducted at a number of businesses in the Sixth Precinct.

Police seized massage tables, assorted body oils, lotions, towels, bedding, and cash, and said many of the businesses closed following the arrests.

Those arrested include:

  • Yunxia Qi, 46, of New York City, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Day Spa, located at 4400 Route 347, Port Jefferson Station.
  • Aihua Zheng, 51, of Elmhurst, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Health and Diet Center American Practice for Wellness, located at 60 North Country Road, Port Jefferson.
  • Liping Geng, 49, of Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Jasmine Garden Spa, located at 2460 Route 347, Stony Brook.
  • Shuzhen Lui, 45, of Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Jasmine Garden Spa.
  • Qing Ling Wang, 45, Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Jasmine Garden Spa.
  • Shuzhen Lui, 45, of Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Jasmine Garden Spa.
  • Liping Geng, 49, of Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while working at Jasmine Garden Spa.

Additionally, police said, 12 more people were arrested but their cases were sealed.

prof mom February 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Lol, big shock there! The first time we went into one, we said, "You know this is the kind of place for a happy ending..."
cliff February 25, 2012 at 01:40 PM
anybody know why 12 arrests are sealed closed? shouldnt we know who is who?
Carol February 25, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I agree...we should know the names of all arrested...
cliff February 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM
maybe they have friends on the force?
George February 25, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Would you like their phone number too? And their price list?
John Gruber February 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM
lol they were giving massages, hardly a good reason for plastering their name on the internet
Smithtown Mom of 3 February 25, 2012 at 06:16 PM
maybe they were minors???
Susan February 25, 2012 at 06:19 PM
They should also look at nail salons. There are unlicensed personnel working who do not follow the rules. They don't properly sanitize their tools and are spreading fungus and disease to unknowing customers. Every consumer should be aware. If you do frequent these places, you should bring your own tools and files.
George February 25, 2012 at 07:42 PM
How about you have the girls over and give each other a manicure. Afterwords break out the vodka. It will be cheaper (your husband will love that!) and a lot more fun!
John T February 25, 2012 at 08:02 PM
The cops should be doing more important things than this. Prostitution is as bad as two guys punching the hell out of each other in a boxing event. If women on LI were were a little friendlier these guys would not be there .
debi February 26, 2012 at 03:05 AM
It's about time these illegal nail salons are hurting us American nail salons. Support us!
Buddy February 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I don't think they were doing NAILS.....now getting nailed, that's a different story.
Chris S February 26, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I am a licensed massage therapist, I have to carry insurance, I am able to accept insurance cases on a limited basis and I work in a physical therapy office. Those kind of businesses hurt the legitimate therapists out there who had to go to school to become licensed. When my smart ass son asked me what a happy ending was I told him "when I get paid". ; )
Rich Garton February 26, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I guess someone was rubbed the wrong way
Rich Garton February 26, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Someone is missing on the list. We hung Low
joe r February 26, 2012 at 05:15 PM
our generation of immigrants built the country this generation is the one that is really going to great lengths to destroy it.. no regard for our laws except when they work in their favor ie; earned income credit ( from working off the books), medicaid and ebt cards
joe r February 26, 2012 at 05:15 PM
hey can't those people stay in queens and be criminals there Port Jeff is kind of a far ride for them anyway.
BillLongisland February 26, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Joe, they know, these days, they can get "a free ride" and do Anything, for which, they will only get a slap on the wrist !
joe r February 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM
yes very true. someone one said on tv the other day most conservatives want this country to be like it was in the 50's. great idea I wouldn't mind that at all
Chris S February 27, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Joe, many people are sick and disgusted with the way things are going today, I don't know if that would be such a bad idea myself.
BillLongisland February 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Who they don't arrest are the Public "Tax payer supported" Employees who get paid to look the other way.
Joe February 27, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Interesting how so many have these women convicted of things they are not even charged with. Also interesting is that all the names represent a specific race. The licensing laws are not race specific, was the enforcement? How many non-Asian places were inspected on this day?
joe r February 28, 2012 at 03:11 PM
probably a bunch were checked out but if they weren't up to any criminal activity there is no need to publicize them. also the people from the one salon are all charged with something as stated above
BillLongisland February 29, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Joe, there are any number of places to actually arrange for a prostitute "out there". Why doesn't our new SCPD Police Chief, who came out of the DA's office go after these and close them down ? It's not like there is Any impediment to find illegal sex or illegal Anything here in Suffolk County ? It makes you conclude, very easily, that there is a "protection racket" being operated out of our Law Enforcement Agencies...maybe the "massage parlor" owner didn't want to pay up ?
Dakota March 01, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Was this Arrest an Undercover investigation or Undercovers operation?
Jack Rabbit March 06, 2012 at 12:28 AM
What I don't understand is that they ALL were arrested for "unauthorized practice of a profession" NOT one for prostitution ??? Why weren't they just given summons?? And they all were in their upper 40's and 50's?
Sergio Cagasort December 27, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Waste police resources on victim-less crimes. Patrol neighbors, malls and train stations to prevent assaults, robbery and break-ins...this is almost as bad as the over-zealot sheriffs on the LIE ticketing everyone in sight for revenue enhancement...fight the criminals not the hard working public that pays your inflated compensation.
Frankie Tsang March 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Some of the comments make me giggle. First of all, the people who operate these massage parlors are NOT the hard-working public who pay anyone's compensation. The storefronts are simply a way to funnel tax-free, illegal, unreported income back to foreign nationals who violate human rights at the expense of others. Please Google "Polaris Project" to understand the importance of eradicating these businesses. This is not victimless crime. The reason why the arrests of others were sealed is because they are confidential informants. They were probably decoys who recorded or reported on the illegal actions. I cheer these law enforcement agencies for their work. It is investigations like this that actually fund on-going investigation of racketeering (Asian and non-Asian). The police seize and forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, real estate, automobiles,and equipment because it was all obtained by illegal activities and the proceeds of the illegal activities. There is no discrimination here...
Frankie Tsang March 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Buddy is correct....sometimes these massage and nail shops are tied into other activities. The ladies work in the nail or massage shops but are also used (literally) by their employer/owners for outcall prostitution services. They usually have a few men around who act as security and transportation to and from the calls. If you observe some of these shops closely, they barely make enough to pay the rent let alone overhead and feed the women. They don't have to worry about housing...most live right in the shops at night. They sleep on the very tables they "massage" customers on and bathe using the table shower facilities used for customers during business hours. They cook right in the shop because they are brainwashed to fear venturing outside alone and have no transportation. Again, I'm glad that police agencies are making arrests, BUT they need to take more time to build a bigger and better case. This is not just prostitution....it's racketeering and an assortment of other illegal activities (loan sharking, tax evasion, producing and selling false ID, Immigration violations, false documentation scams, prostitution, shell corporations to avoid liability and forfeiture) and we need to pursue them as hard as we pursued the Mafia.
Michael DiMaggio August 15, 2013 at 09:32 PM
I found all this info at Rub Maps. The Yelp of happy endings. No joke.

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