Makati police nab spa owner, masseurs for alleged prostitution
The Makati City police arrested on Tuesday night a spa owner and six masseurs who were reportedly engaged in prostitution, a police official said Wednesday.
Makati City Police Station 2 chief Gerardo Umayao said after several weeks of surveillance and a tip from an informant, elements of the city police’s Special Operations Unit conducted operation at Green Palace Spa in Brgy. (village) Poblacion at 11:13 p.m. on Tuesday.
The operation led to the arrest of the spa owner, John Martin Ibe, 30; and massage attendants identified as: Lester dela Cruz, 22; Anolowil Vicera, 25; Alvin Cardinas, 28; Elmer Agquiz, 28; Jay Mark Estevel, 20; and Ralph Oliver Lim, 29.
Authorities recovered P2,000 marked money, the spa’s P15,620 earnings, six mobile phones, one laptop, and different booking receipts allegedly used for their business.
Umayao said that under its modus operandi, the spa allows customers to book appointments through its website. It also offers variety of massages—including naked body-to-body massage and “special services”–with corresponding fees.
Photos of men in skimpy underwear are also posted on the spa’s website. /je
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