The owners of a massage parlor in an Austin, TX strip mall have been busted for offering more than just massages. The married couple, Juan Wang and her husband Joseph Emery, were arrested for "organized criminal activity and money laundering," after hundreds of condoms were found clogging a nearby drainpipe.
Authorities were tipped off to the couple's prostitution business in February by a realty company who had just started running the property and discovered the rubber-laden pipe that connected the strip mall to the public sewer. They then discovered online ads that listed the parlor's special services, along with Wang's phone number.
According to CBS News:
Just two days before police got the tip from the property owner, Wang was stopped at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on her way to China carrying $30,000 in cash.
The station cited an arrest affidavit as saying she became nervous after telling police the money was for a medical procedure in her home country and that it came from her business, the Jade Massage Therapy parlor, where here stated income was just $20,000 per year. She was reportedly allowed to board the plane after providing authorities with a contact number.
In the course of their investigation, police found a series of advertisements posted to the Backpage.com website — featuring pictures of women and Wang's phone number — for the Jade parlor's services.
The moral of the story: Throw those dang condoms in the trash, not down the toilet. Seems like common sense.