Chinese national slapped with human trafficking raps
The National Bureau of Investigation filed a complaint against a Chinese national shortly after she was arrested in Pasay City for alleged human trafficking violations, according to the NBI-International Operations Division.
This comes after operatives from the NBI-IOD apprehended the suspect for her alleged involvement in human trafficking activities.
The suspect, identified as Wen Fangfang, was captured during an entrapment operation following a tip-off about a group of Chinese nationals engaged in online human trafficking activities through several condominium units in Pasay City.
The actions of the group were believed to be in violation of Republic Act 9208, also known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as revised.
The NBI discovered that the group utilized the Telegram messaging app to publish photographs of women for prostitution, wherein male clients were reportedly able to select and book them.
Only foreign customers were permitted to participate
A series of surveillance operations was conducted by the NBI-IOD that revealed the group’s activities were being carried out in several condominiums along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
The NBI-IOD operatives on 7 March 2023, joined by officials from the Bureau of Immigration and the Chinese Embassy, went to the designated location.
Although several Chinese nationals were discovered within the raided unit, it is uncertain why Fangfang was the sole individual apprehended and subsequently charged.
Fangfang was taken to NBI-IOD for standard booking procedures and presented for inquest proceedings for violating RA 9208, as revised by RA 10364.
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