6 trafficking victims rescued


SIX women, four of them teenagers, were rescued following an entrapment operation on Wednesday night in Ermita, Manila. The victims were all Tondo neighbors of their recruiter identified as Roxanne Dichoso, a known pimp, who was nabbed in an entrapment operation at 8 p.m., near the corner of Taft and United Nations Avenue. A foreigner, whose name was not divulged to media, handed the P2,500 cash to Dichoso in front of Times Plaza Building. Policemen immediately accosted the young women who did not resist arrest. Chief Insp. Arsenio Riparip, head of the Manila Police District General Assignment Section, said his men received information that the corner has been a busy area for sex workers in the evening.

Jaime R. Pilapil


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