NBI arrests 5 for human trafficking, 11 women rescued

NBI arrests 5 for human trafficking, 11 women rescued

By Stacy Ang

In line with the relentless campaign of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against human trafficking, operatives of NBI-Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-AHTRAD) arrested in two (2) simultaneous operations five (5) individuals for operating spa business used in sexual exploitation.

The operations also led to the rescue of eleven (11) women.

NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Director Eric B. Distor identified the suspects as Liecel Capicio, Miguel Diwata, Jay Baldomar, Robert Que Garcia and 1 minor suspect.

OIC-Director Distor said that Subjects Jay-Dominguez Abugho, and Robert Garcia were arrested in an entrapment operation on December 9, 2020 in Quezon City.

Distor said that the operation stemmed from an information that an establishment has been operating and offering minor girls for sexual exploitation.

An identified online platform Manilatonight.com (MTC) – Manila’s Premiere Online Community where only registered members could access online booking of girls for massage therapy with extra service.

Distor added that the spa identified as HEART OF SIAM posted in their entrance “CLOSED” to hide their actual operation despite the prohibition during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Thus, the supposed online booking could be made on reservation basis only and walk-in customers are not allowed. Surveillance operation validated the said human trafficking activity.

The said spa offers ATW/”All The Way” with 1Pop for P 3,000, “Blow Job” for P 2,000, “Boob fuck” for P1,500, “Slide to Heaven” for P 1,500, “Body to Body” for P 1,500, and “Twins” (2 girls) for P 7,000.

Acting on these, operatives of NBI-AHTRAD and DOJ-IACAT conducted an entrapment operation resulting in the arrest of suspects Robert Garcia and the minor subject.

In a simultaneous operation, the other suspects were arrested in Tomas Morato, Quezon City in an entrapment operation conducted at SPA AICHI, a spa posed as legitimate massage spa business when in fact it is a sexual exploitation hub wherein women were being offered to paying customers in exchange of sexual acts.

Women were being sexually exploited while being maintained and locked inside the said establishment.

They were ordered to perform “Nuru Massage,” naked body to body massage, including having shower together with the customer and providing the customers “extra service” of hand job for a minimum tip of P 1,000 and an entrance fee of P 1,500 to P2,000.

NBI-AHTAD operatives, together with the DSWD Social Worker and the DOJ-IACAT, the three Subjects were arrested and 11 girls with ages ranging from 20-30 years old were rescued and turned over to the DSWD Social Worker, including the minor subject.

Arrested subjects were presented for inquest proceedings before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office for violation of RA 9208 as amended by RA 10364 (Expanded Trafficking in Persons Act). (AI/MTVN)

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