Police rescued 6 Vietnamese women from an alleged prostitution racket in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City, Philippine Wednesday night.
The entrapment operation also led to the arrest of 2 Chinese women suspected of trafficking women.
The Philippine’s National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Guillermo Eleazar said they were tipped off over a condominium unit being used as a prostitution den.
The victims reportedly entered the country as tourists and they later engaged in sex work, he said.
The operatives of NCRPO’s regional special operation unit also learned that Chinese nationals working at Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) were patrons of the sex trade.
Transactions reportedly took place over a Chinese social media platform where the victims were sold at US$183 each. Male customers could also rent a room inside the condominium unit for US$87.
Police said the suspects will face charges for violating Republic Act 10364, which is also known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.
– With report from Fred Cipres, ABS-CBN News