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If you are running an illegal prostitution racket out of your massage parlor, it would be wise to do everything in your power to avoid arousing ANY suspicion what-so-ever. Even if you’re daft enough to board an international flight with $30,000 in duct-taped bundles which is more than you declared you MADE in a year, you shouldn’t do anything ELSE to garner unwanted attention. Like, oh, I don’t know, flushing every single condom from the business’s illegal activity down the toilets. Jade Massage Therapy in Austin, Texas is owned by married couple Joseph Emery & his money-laundering wife, Juan Wang. Yes, she probably chose to keep her maiden name for professional purposes, no doubt. Police were intrigued enough to begin surveilling the business after a sewer pipe burst under the property because it was clogged with hundreds of condoms. Yes, it’s safe to say police were “tipped” off. Instead of more effectively disposing of the prophylactics the business treated them all as unwanted pet goldfish leading to a very tell-tale indication of what was really going on. No, it isn’t a “happy ending” for Joe & Juan. Both Wang and Emery have been charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity. Additionally, Wang also faces a money laundering charge.