Police link pipe clogged with condoms to Austin prostitution ring

AUSTIN, TX — Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring. They were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms.

A police affidavit filed Tuesday said investigators learned that a massage parlor was operating in a shopping strip in northwestern Austin after the realty company that had just taken control of the property.

The company grew suspicious of the activities of a tenant when they found hundreds of condoms clogging a waste disposal unit connecting the strip to the city sewer system.

Police say they found a massage parlor operating in the strip where female workers offered sexual services for pay.

A woman and her husband have been arrested and charged with organized criminal activity and money laundering.