SAN BRUNO (BCN) – Police arrested two people on suspicion of prostitution and closed two San Bruno massage parlors during a five-month long enforcement operation, police said Friday.
Police conducted the operation in response to a an ordinance that was adopted back in June 2015 by the San Bruno City Council updating rules and regulations associated with operating a massage business in the city,
according to police.
The operation was conducted between October and March, in an effort to combat human trafficking, prostitution and other illegal activities that may happen under the guise of massage therapy, police said.
On Nov. 5, officers conducted an operation at Sunrise Massage, located at 121 El Camino Real. There, officers arrested an employee, identified as 36-year-old Sacramento resident Jiemei Yang on suspicion of solicitation for an act of prostitution.
Then on Jan. 11, an operation was conducted a Go Healthy Spa, located on 217 El Camino Real. There, officers arrested 57-year-old San Francisco resident Mai Phuong Nguyen-Vu, the business’ owner, on suspicion of solicitation for an act of prostitution, according to police.
The city has since revoked the two businesses’ certificates of registration, prohibiting them from operating in the city.
Additional operations and random inspections will continue through the year, police said.
Anyone with information about illegal activities occurring at massage businesses in the city is asked to contact police at (650) 616-7100.