ANGELES CITY — Ten massage attendants working in parlors maintained by Koreans were rescued by government authorities during separate raids at Barangays Anuas and Malabanias on Thursday.
Two Koreans who operate the massage parlors were also arrested.
Police Colonel Joyce Patrick Sangalang, officer-in-charge of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO), identified the two Koreans as Kicheri Park, alias Gerald and Jeung Wok Pyo, alias Kei, both of Seoul, South Korea, and temporarily residing at Villasol Subdivision and Josefaville Subdivision at Bgys Anuas and Malabanias respectively.
Sangalang said the suspects allegedly owned massage parlors where most of the customers are Koreans.
The raiding team, Sangalang said is composed of operatives from the Regional Anti-Trafficking Task Group, Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Office and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3. They were armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Arlene Buan of Angeles City Regional Trial Court.
There were reports the women are working as massage attendants who offer “extra services” in exchange of small amount to feed their families. Most of the victims came from poor families in the provinces of Samar and Leyte.
Sangalang said rescued women were brought to City Social Welfare Office for documentation and debriefing as violation of the trafficking in person law is beng readied against the two Koreans.
Recently, Sangalang and his men rounded up 18 persons along the Walking Street of Fields Avenue where most of the suspects are vendors of counterfiet sex enhancing drugs being sold to foreigners.