47 Arrested – Massage Parlor Sting – Phoenix
Phoenix Police tweeted that they arrested 47 people on suspicion of soliciting prostitution during a sting operation involving setting up an undercover illicit massage parlor.
The sting was a multi-agency operation involving the Phoenix Police Department’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit, Cactus Park Precinct Community Action Officer Squad, Neighborhood Enforcement Team, and Homeland Security Investigations.
Numerous detectives posted advertisements locally, online and via social media. Phoenix Police said 47 people “solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts,”.