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Friday, September 14, 2012
MANILA -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police scored in its campaign against human trafficking when operatives rescued 29 sex workers in separate raids this week.
Police Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr., CIDG chief, said their agents, together with the operatives of the Department of Justice's Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, raided the Area Forbs Health and Wellness Center along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City on the evening of September 12.
The raid resulted in the rescue of 10 female sex workers and the arrest of six persons, including the club supervisor, talent manager and the cashier.
Meanwhile, in Orion, Bataan, provincial CIDG operatives rescued 19 more sex workers from the Michael J Bistro in Barangay Sto. Domingo also on Wednesday evening. The three floor managers of the establishment were also arrested.
Pagdilao said all the suspects will be charged with violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.
The CIDG chief also warned club operators in other places who are suspected to be fronts of prostitution that authorities will go after them. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)