CLARK FREEPORT — Fontana Resort Leisure here took the police spotlight anew with law enforcers busting a suspected Chinese-led prostitution ring shortly after midnight Tuesday.
Only last May, a makeshift health facility catering exclusively to Chinese patients was discovered in one of Fontana’s villas in a police raid where two Chinese nationals were arrested but later released without charges.
In the Tuesday’s police operation, eight women – six Chinese and two Vietnamese – were rescued at Condo numbers 5202, 5203, and 5204 at the resort while six suspects, all Chinese nationals, were arrested.
The women ranged in age from 28 to 34. (While the women’s full names were released in the report, Punto! policy prohibits the disclosure of the full names of women rescued from prostitution.)
Col. Amante Daro, chief of the 3rd Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, identified the suspects as Fu Yi Nei, 26; Luo Ying, 25; Hu Yu Lin, 30; Wang Ji Yi, 30: Liu Lin Feng, 34 and Qui Shi Kai, 30.
Police said the suspects appeared to be security of the condominium rooms where the Chinese and Vietnamese women were locked up. They were nabbed in the act of negotiating with undercover operatives the sexual services of the women.
Seized from the suspects was the sting money used in the entrapment operations. The suspects, the rescued women, and the confiscated evidence were brought to the CIDG ATCU office for proper documentation.
The suspects face multiple charges for violations of Republic Act 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2003) as amended by RA 10364 (Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2012) after inquest proceedings at the Angeles City Prosecutors Office.
The CIDG Special Operation and Anti-Transnational Crime units led the operations following reports on the prostitution dens inside Fontana.