Nightclub raid nets 19 Russian women, 2 Sokors in Angeles City
Nineteen Russian women and two South Koreans who were recently arrested at a Pampanga nightclub for working without permits will be deported by the Bureau of Immigration.
“They will all be deported for working without visas and for other immigration offenses,” BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.
Morente said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday night at Club Angel in Clark Field, Angeles City.
The two Koreans, who have expired tourist visas, were believed to be the women’s recruiters and employers.
BI intelligence agents caught the Russian women working as guest relations officers at the nightclub.
The two Koreans, Jeong Seonghun, 30, and Lee Kyurak, 30, worked as the club’s cashier and manager and allegedly facilitated the women’s entry into the country.
Morente said the Russian women were allegedly engaged in prostitution, charging a rate of P1,500 an hour for their services.
BI intelligence officer Jude Hinolan, leader of the arresting team, said the two Koreans arrived in the country several months ago.
The 21 foreigners are detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. —JULIE M. AURELIO
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