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Southlake Restaurant Linked To Human Trafficking Operation In Dallas Reopens

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFDW.COM) - A Southlake restaurant linked to a Dallas spa known for prostitution is back open.

Dragon House was closed in October after police found money from the Jade Spa was tied to accounts at the restaurant.

Meanwhile, money from the restaurant was going to pay bills at the spa.

The Dragon House
The Dragon House (Dallas Police Department)

At least six people have been charged in the operation.

Five of the women found at the spa are getting help as victims of human trafficking.

The manager of the Dragon House, Michael Teng, told CBS 11 he had no idea about the owner's alleged involvement in other business dealings.

He said the employees decided to reopen the restaurant because everyone needed work.

"Everybody need a job," said Teng. "It's not our fault. We do everything right. We are hard working people just trying to make living."

Dallas Police Share Pics From Inside Jade Spa Following Sex Trafficking Bust

On Wednesday, October 30, the Dallas Police Department, along with local law enforcement partners, executed search warrants at the Jade Spa and eight associated addresses in Dallas, Carrollton, Grapevine, Arlington, Southlake and Irving.

The Jade Spa
The Jade Spa (Dallas Police Department)

A search warrant was executed at the Dragon House which was found to be directly tied to the spa's owners and management, and was financially linked to illegal activities.


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