CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – Police in Camden are crediting community tips with the takedown of a brothel in the city’s Dudley neighborhood.
“Concerned residents” reportedly alerted police to a possible brothel at 127 N 25 Street.READ MORE: FDA Advisers Endorse Emergency Use For Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine
After several weeks of surveillance, police executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Parents 'Not Surprised' Return To In-Person Learning For Some Students Delayed Again
Two suspects, 39-year-old Roberto Lemuz, of Camden, and 39-year-old Esteban Alcemon, of New York City, were arrested for third-degree promoting prostitution.
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Two New York City women in their 40s reportedly acknowledged working as prostitutes at the house and were provided assistance.