At least 89 girls, many of them minors, were rescued while 23 people were arrested after government agents raided an entertainment establishment in Parañaque City.
The National Bureau of Investigation said over the weekend it is tracking down two owners of the club who managed to elude arrest. (how convenient. – Ed)
In a news release posted on its website early Saturday, the NBI said the female entertainers were offered for prostitution, with the female dancers being asked to perform nude shows.
A composite team that included agents of the NBI, Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, and the labor and social welfare departments conducted a sting operation last July 27 at the Asian Entertainment Network at 701 Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran.
Rescued were 89 girls, six of them minors. They were turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The raid led to the arrest of 23 maintainers and operators of the club, who now face charges of trafficking in persons and child abuse before the Department of Justice.
Among the arrested suspects were Isagani Bordamonte, OIC of Asian Entertainment Network.
Still at large are owners Delfin Lim and a certain Kenji.
The NBI said the raid stemmed from information from the International Justice Mission about the humant trafficking activities at the club. — ELR, GMA News