Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - Elements of Dipolog CPS led by Police Senior Inspector Ma. Kristhyl Hernandez, together with Ms. Jovie Orilla and Mr. Crisanto Enoy of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, conducted an entrapment and rescue operation on the alleged trafficking in person (RA 9208) activity at Miners Blue Lodging House located in Purok Green Leaves, Brgy. Sta. Filomena, at about 9:40PM on June 12, 2015.
Suspect Apolonio Bagonbon y Salaog, 18, the alleged contact person and pimp, of Brgy. Labakid, Roxas town, and temporarily residing at SJ Inn located in Gen. Luna St., Central Barangay, was arrested during the operation. The police also rescued the female 16-year old and 19-year old victims. Initial Investigation conducted by the team disclosed that the victims were sold for sexual services by the aforementioned suspect. Bagonbon is temporarily detained at said police station pending the filing of formal complaint in court. The rescued victims are now under the custody of CSWDO Dipolog City for counseling.
-with report from PO2 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9