FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A Triad police department has arrested people in connection to running a prostitution operation.

According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, detectives worked with Homeland Security Investigation about complaints they had received of “illegal massage parlors” that were being run out of residential neighborhoods in Winston-Salem.

Detectives say that Li Huang and Congmei Wei were operating multiple illegal massage parlors in North Carolina including in Winston-Salem, Gastonia, Indian Trail, Charlotte, Greensboro as well as Columbia and Rock Hill, South Carolina.


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Li Huant and Chongmei Wei were charged with continuing a criminal enterprise and promoting prostitution as the Forsyth County Drug Task Force worked with neighboring law enforcement agencies as well at the District Attorney’s office.

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Li Huang, 49, was arrested in Rock Hill on Sept. 22. Chongmei Wei, 59, is still wanted for felony promotion of prostitution and felony continuing a criminal enterprise.

Huang was given a $15,000 bond.

Forsyth County Drug Task Force says that the investigation was a “collaborative effort” between multiple law enforcement, including Union County Sheriff’s Office, Greensboro Police Department, Rock Hill Police Department, SLED, Homeland Security Investigation, Gastonia Police Department, and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Special Victim Unit.