Operatives of the Southern Police District (SPD) successfully rescued 43 Indonesian and Malaysian women who were illegally detained by seven suspects on Saturday, May 6, in Parañaque City.
According to SPD Director Brig. Gen. Kirby John Brion Kraft, among the rescued women, 40 were Indonesian and three were Malaysian.
Kraft identified the suspects as Ong Kok Siang, 31, a Malaysian national; Guo Jinxie, 32, Zhangxiao Feng, 34, Loi Shing-Hung (alias Jerry Wang and Lou Xing Hong), 31, all Chinese nationals; Michael Aodi, 28, Chalvin Nashua Abetnego, 24 and Joppy, 40, all Indonesian nationals.
The rescue operation was conducted at around 5:30 a.m. in a building in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.
Kraft said members of the District Special Operations Unit, Parañaque police substation 2 conducted the rescue operation after an official from the Protocol and Consular Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia coordinated with the police.
He said the rescued victims were immediately brought to the SPD District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) for documentation.
The suspects were detained at the DSOU custodial facility and were charged in violation of serious illegal detention and anti-trafficking.