Monday, September 20, 2021

Police rescue 10 women, arrest 2 Korean nationals

PAMPANGA. Angeles City Councilor Joseph Ponce (right), chairman of the Committee on Human Rights of the City Council, came to the rescue of young women in a rented apartment in Barangay Malabanias last Tuesday morning, October 8, 2019. (Chris Navarro)

POLICE operatives rescued 10 suspected prostitutes and arrested two foreigners in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City on Tuesday, October 8.

Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento, deputy regional director for operations of Police Regional Office-Central Luzon, said the Regional Anti-Trafficking in Persons Task Group, Regional Anti-Cybercrime and Regional Mobile Force Battalion raided the house of the arrested suspects at Josefaville Subdivision in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.

Arrested were Jeung Wook Pyo alias Kei and Park Kicheri, both Korean nationals who were residing in Barangay Malabanias.

Armamento said the operatives were armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Zenaida Buan of the Regional Trial Court Branch 56 when they raided the house.

The 10 rescued women were allegedly employed by the two suspects as attendants in their illegal massage business.

Operatives confiscated from the suspects computers, monitors, sex toys, condoms and other paraphernalia.

The suspects are now detained at the Angeles City police while human trafficking cases are being readied against them. (Ric Sapnu/With Chris Navarro)


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