BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police, with assistance from multiple other agencies including Homeland Security, are investigating an area spa following allegations of human trafficking.
Officials with Homeland Security and the Beaumont Code Enforcement helped the Beaumont Police Department conduct a human trafficking investigation and business compliance check at the 99 Spa on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
An anti-trafficking specialist with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation also helped with the investigation.
The spa is located at 360 South Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
The investigation came after numerous complaints and allegations of prostitution, trafficking, and drug use at the spa.
Police found two women who were living and working inside the business without a license. Investigators also found evidence that suggested sexual acts were happening inside the spa.
Officials with TDLR made both women leave the premises, and the spa was closed. This investigation is still ongoing.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
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From a Beaumont Police Department release:
On Thursday, October 13, 2022 shortly after noon, Beaumont Police Department, assisted by Beaumont Code Enforcement, Beaumont Fire Marshal’s Office, Homeland Security and an Anti-Trafficking Specialist with TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation), conducted a business compliance check and a human trafficking investigation at 360 S. MLK, 99 SPA. The investigation was prompted by numerous complaints and allegations of prostitution, trafficking and narcotics at the location. Officers located two Asian females that were living and working inside the business without a license. Investigators located evidence indicating sexual acts were taking place inside the business. Both workers were made to leave the premises by TDLR and the business was subsequently closed. This investigation is still on-going.
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