Two women who worked at local massage parlors are now facing prostitution charges, following their recent arrests by undercover police officers.
The Murrieta Police Department conducted an undercover operation "... into possible illegal activity occurring at two massage parlors operating in the City..." on Feb. 5, Sgt. Steve Dyer said in a press statement.
"The operation was conducted due to recent complaints at specific establishments in the city," he said. "As a result of the operation, two female adults were arrested for 647(B) PC – Prostitution."
The first to be nabbed was Xiuling Wu, at Relax Massage Center located at 40200 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, at 3:45 p.m., according to Dyer.
Then, at 5:35 p.m., Xiaoyan Yang was arrest at Blue Sky Massage located at 39800 Los Alamos Road, he said.
Jail records indicate both women were taken to the Southwest Detention Center, where they posted $2,500 bail each.
"Massage businesses operate under strict city municipal and state guidelines," Dyer said. "If you have information related to these establishments or any other possible massage businesses in the city operating illegally, please contact the Murrieta Police Department Special Enforcement Team at 951-696-3615."