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2 Las Pinas spas offering sexual services raided

 

 

By MICHELLE GUILLANG

 

 

POLICE arrest 14 employees, including seven male and five female massage therapists, during entrapment operations at two massage shops allegedly offering sexual services to customers in Las Pinas City. The two spas have no business permits and their employees have no health certificates, according to authorities. (JM Abcede)

POLICE arrest 14 employees, including seven male and five female massage therapists, during entrapment operations at two massage shops allegedly offering sexual services to customers in Las Pinas City. The two spas have no business permits and their employees have no health certificates, according to authorities. (JM Abcede)

Two spas allegedly offering “extra service” to its customers were raided by police in Las Pinas City on Sunday midnight.

Fourteen individuals — seven male massage therapists, five female massage therapists, one manager and one receptionist — were arrested in two police operations.

Colonel Simnar Gran, Las Pinas City Police chief, said the operations stemmed from an informant’s tip about the establishments engage in prostitution in the city.

Massage therapists from the two spas have been allegedly offering sexual services to its clients in exchange for much higher fees, Gran said.

Police initially raided Forever Young Spa on Alab-Zapote Road in Barangay Pamplona Tres at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. During the operation, three female therapists were arrested.

Meanwhile, 11 more individuals were apprehended at Lotus Spa during another raid at around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. The spa is located on Alabang- Zapote in Barangay Talon Uno.

However, the owner of the spa identified as Juanito Alpon managed to evade arrest. A follow-up operation is ongoing to arrest him.

No health certificates were issued to the employees of both establishments, according to police. They are now detained at the Las Pinas City Police Station and will be charged with violation of Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code.

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