AUTHORITIES rescued 24 foreign women suspected to be victims of human trafficking and arrested two Chinese nationals believed to be the “maintainer” of the shelter Monday evening in Parañaque City.
Southern Police District (SPD) Acting Director P/BGen. Kirby Kraft identified the arrested Chinese men as Du Wei and Fang Zeng, who were both residents of a townhouse in Barangay Tambo, which was one of three units raided by a composite team of Parañaque Police, Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD), and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at around 11:30 p.m.
Earlier, operatives of the Parañaque Police Intelligence Section received a report about a group of female foreign nationals, believed to be victims of human trafficking, who were spotted at the said raided the place, prompting authorities to conduct surveillance operations in the area.
When the report turned out to be positive, the raid was conducted at the three units of the townhouses and rescued ten Chinese women and 14 Vietnamese women.
Kraft said the accosted Chinese nationals and rescued foreign women were brought to the WCPD section while waiting for an interpreter and proper disposition.