The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force arrested three women seized of $20,796 after a two-week undercover investigation at a massage parlor in Hopewell Township.
On Thursday, May 28, officers executed search warrants at Bala Bala Massage, which is located at 2479 Pennington Avenue (Route 31) in Hopewell Township.
Prosecutors said that during the course of the investigation, undercover officers were solicited for sex by three women working at the establishment. At approximately 3:48 p.m. Thursday, officers executed the search warrants for the premises and located four females inside. Officers seized bank records and $20,796.
Officers with the prosecutor’s office, the county sheriff’s office, the Hopewell Township, Hamilton, Lawrence and Trenton police departments, the New Jersey State Police and Department of Homeland Security I.C.E., under the command of Lt. Michael Novembre, conducted the investigation and made the arrests.
Three of the women were transported to Hopewell Township Police Department for further investigation and processing. The fourth was not charged. Yu Zeng AKA “Angel”, age 28, of Flushing, New York is charged with soliciting prostitution, a disorderly persons offense. Xiao Lan Xie AKA “Cindy”, age 38, of Queens, New york is charged with soliciting prostitution, a disorderly persons offense. Feng Rong Chen, age 45, Queens, New York, is charged with promoting prostitution, a third degree crime.