JOINT police operatives arrested two personalities for alleged human trafficking and rescued nine female victims, including one minor, during the simultaneous entrapment operations in Tacloban City.
The suspects were identified as a 24-year-old hairdresser who was arrested on Senator Enage Street, Barangay 1 and 4, Tacloban, and a 24-year-old jobless resident who was arrested in front of the Sto. Niño Church at Barangay 25 in the city Thursday evening, June 24, 2021.
Authorities also confiscated and recovered from the suspects mobile phones, marked money, a condom, and cash, according to the information released by the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas.
The victims are now under protective custody of the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
While the suspects are temporarily detained at Tacloban City Police Office- Station 2 detention facility while appropriate charges are being prepared against them. (SunStar Philippines)