Using a modern social media app for the world’s oldest profession did nothing to save two pimps from incarceration.
In separate operations launched Monday in Caloocan City by the Philippine National Police-Women and Child Protection Center (WCPC) two suspected pimps were arrested and a total of nine girls, seven of them minors, were rescued from being exploited in the flesh trade.
As expected, the suspects denied the allegations but one was caught red-handed with marked money and the police, too, were on to their online transactions.
“They were using Facebook messenger to transact business with their would-be customers,” said WCPC head, Police Chief Supt. William Macavinta. He said the suspects will be charged for violations of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act or 2003 and the Anti-Child Abuse Law.
The pimps would cash in every time they got the message “PM sent.” But this time, the police had this message for them: “To jail sent.”