Authorities who were investigating human trafficking raided four businesses in Virginia Beach, with at least one of the businesses being a sex massage parlor.
Since 2016 through 2018, human trafficking has increased by 13% thanks to the Democrats open border policies and their refusal to stop drug and human trafficking. People who lived and worked in the area where the brothel is located say that they knew that the business was serving up sex because all of their clients were men and when a woman went there looking for a massage, she was refused.
The other three businesses have yet to be identified, but it is likely they could be part of the sex trade also.
Four Virginia Beach businesses were raided in connection with possible human trafficking Thursday, according to authorities.
One of the locations was a massage parlor that has been open for about seven or eight years, local outlet Wavy reported. People in the area were not surprised to hear of alleged human trafficking at this location, with one woman saying most business owners in the area had an idea something was up.
“Yeah, well I think most of the business owners they had a feeling that something was going on,” said Tiffany, who works near the parlor, according to Wavy. “It was pretty noticeable that there was just gentlemen going in and out. No women of any kind.”
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“I mean it’s very apparent, you know, the girls will sometimes walk the gentlemen out as they leave the parking lot, you see only gentlemen going in and out,” Tiffany said. “You never see female. I know across, the business across the sidewalk here, one of her girls tried to go get a massage and they turned her down and told her they don’t. You know ‘we don’t service females.’”
Human trafficking is a world-wide, multi-billion dollar illegal industry and cases have become more frequent in the United States, according to Fortune. There were almost 9,000 cases of human trafficking in the U.S. that were reported in 2017, a 13% increase from 2016, according to the Polaris Project.