The Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU), NCRPO together with Women and Children Protection Division- Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division and Makati Police Station, conducted an anti-trafficking entrapment and rescue operations which resulted in the arrest of the two (2) chinese suspects and the rescue of the six (6) vietnamese victims of trafficking at about 10:00 P.M. of September 4, 2019 at room nos. 519, 803, 924, and 1823, Avida Asten Tower 2, Malugay St. Brgy San Antonio, Makati City.
The arrested suspects were identified as Kuang, Meiting, and Li, Xuemei, both Chinese Nationals.
Meanwhile, victims were identified as Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, Nguyen Thi Truc Ly, Vo Thi Ngoc Tu, Nguyen Thi Diem Phuong, Nguyen Thi Trang and Nguyen Thi Tham. All are Vietnamese Nationals.
The operation stemmed from the information of a confidential informant regarding the rampant proliferation of prostitution activities involving foreign nationals in the above given address. Information gathered through surveillance, monitoring and lateral coordination led to positive validation thus, the operation was hatched.
Case records show that the suspects’ operation is based on internet application wherein clients are being lured to avail of sexual services. Based on their promotion, there are Vietnamese, Chinese and Malaysian ladies being trafficked.
Further investigation revealed, there was a room in the condominium called as “show-up room” where clients can choose among the ladies. They also have an option to use other three available rooms in the condominium or bring the ladies somewhere else.
The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to RSOU office for documentation and proper disposition.
Criminal complaints against the suspect for violation of Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as amended by RA 10364 also known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking Act of 2012 will be prepared for the court.
The NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR stated that the ladies are using tourist visas. “Itong pagdami ng mga foreigners ay dapat na nachecheck natin upang hindi magkaroon ng mga iba pang krimen na nangyayari lalo na kung ito ay involving the victimization of women, not necessarily na mga Pilipina pero gayon din naman ng mga foreigners na dinadala dito para maging sex slaves.”
“The rescued victims will be turned over to the social workers of Makati Police Station or LGU for appropriate disposition. Our coordinators will be coordinating with Vietnamese Embassy para maibalik sila sa kanilang bansa, according to the existing laws in the country.”, PMGEN ELEAZAR said. ###