| Thirty-three (33) victims of human trafficking were rescued during the simultaneous operations conducted by the combined elements of Malay Police Station led by PCPT JOSE MARK ANTHONY GESULGA, 2nd Aklan PMFC led by PCOL RYAN MANONGDO, 605th MARPSTA led by PCPT WILMAR BOLIVAR and Aklan Port-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (APBATTF) headed by Prosecutor I Flosemer Chris I Gonzales under the supervision of Aklan Provincial Prosecutor Ma. Maya Bien Q. Mayor-Tolentino
The operations resulted to the arrest of six (6) suspects identified as follows: Area Target No. 1 Richard Sauza y Borres, 42 years old, single, gay and Kevin Martin y Rivera, 26 years old, single; Area Target No 2: Mark Vincent Faulan y Matias, 23 years old, gay, native of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo; Area Target No. 3: Fernando Fajardo y Angulo, 43 years old, single, native of Olongapo, Zambales, Area Target No. 4: Rebecca Cainglet y Aguanta, 56 years old, married, native of Davao City and Karen Belonio y Villanueva, 22 years old, single. They were all presently residing at Sitio Tulubahan, Brgy. Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.
Victims were allegedly exploited as prostitutes at two (2) rented space and former KTV Bars located at the area of Sitio Tulubhana, Brgy. MAnoc-manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
The arrest of the suspects was a product of entrapment operations where a “poseur customer” confirmed that suspects facilitated the prostitution activities. The suspects control and arrange clients during the transaction and after it was done they also received the payment in exchange for sex and other sexual acts of the women they prostituted.
Victims are now presented under the custody of the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office Malay, Aklan while a case for violation of Republic Act 10364 (“An act to institute policies to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children”) against the suspects.