Feds Bust Prostitution Ring Called “Operation Flaming Dragon”

If I had a dollar for every “massage parlor in the US….” *sighs*

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Federal prosecutors call their raids on houses and massage parlors in Plano and North Dallas “Operation Flaming Dragon.”

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, Malcolm Bales told a news conference at the Plano police department, “We’ve dealt a crippling blow to this organization.”

Prosecutors say the masterminds of the alleged prostitution ring operated the homes and parlors as brothels and brought in millions of dollars.

Authorities say many of the prostitutes are originally from China.

Bales says, “Some of them are here on visas.  Some are permanent residents. What we’re going to try to understand is how they got here in the first place.  But it’s clear there’s some sort of organization that geta these women from one place to the other.”

Prosecutors say there’s no evidence the women are victims of human trafficking or being held against their…

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