Police caught on Friday a Filipino lawyer and his two companions for allegedly trying to bribe the authorities to release an arrested Chinese national who reportedly running a prostitution den in a condominium in Makati City.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar named the Filipino lawyer as Joselito Vasquez whose with a Chinese national Huang Xiangfei and driver Meljohn Palma.
The police conducted the entrapment operation inside the Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU) office of the NCRPO at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City at about 2 a.m. on Friday.
Eleazar told the reporters that at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, Vasquez approached him and offered P2 million pesos in exchange for his client Li Xuemei’s release. Xuemei was one of the two Chinese nationals arrested yesterday of alleged prostitution den operation.
Vasquez and his companions then returned to the RSOU office on Friday, bringing only P1 million cash. The police launched the entrapment operation and arrested the suspects. The cops also confiscated P200,000 from the driver.
The suspects were charged with violating Article 212 or Corruption of Public Officer in relation to Article 6 of the Revised Penal Code.
Arrested Chinese national allegedly sell Vietnamese girls as sex workers
The arrested Chinese nationals were Kuang Meiting and Li Xuemei. The two were said to be employees of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) where they run the sex trade.
Police said the suspects transact with their customers using social media platforms. They sell the women for P9,500 each. Male clients could also rent a room inside the condominium unit for P4,500.
The Chinese will face Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10364 violation.