The doors are locked at the Greenvale business where a Queens woman was arrested Nov. 29 and charged with practicing massage without a license and prostitution.
Det. Vincent Garcia of the Nassau County Police Department said it is common procedure to shut a place down after a sting like last week's unless the business is determined to be legitimate.
As with other vice crimes, enforcing the law often resembles a game of Whac-A-Mole as the same operators simply set up shop somewhere else.
"Generally they open up in these storefronts and you don't even know what's there," Garcia said.
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He said no other arrests were made in the case other than the 48-year-old woman from Flushing, who has no prior arrests in Nassau. Her case was reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Garcia said.
He said such operations often employ women from Flushing.
Gia's Body Work was located in a second-floor space accessible from the rear of a shopping center where Glen Cove Rd. meets Northern Blvd.
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