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Police rescue 5 women during raid on spas in Cavite

Cavite police operatives rescued early Thursday five women during separate raids on two spas in Bacoor City, which allegedly offered "extra service" to their customers.

Cops also arrested two suspects for human trafficking, a report on Unang Balita on Thursday said.

GMA News' Vonne Aquino reported that authorities raided two spas believed to be prostitution dens.

Police said that prior to the raids in Barangay Mabolo 3, and  barangay Bayanan, agents conducted close surveillance on targeted spas and "confirmed" that "extra service" (sex services) were offered to customers.

Five women believed to be prostituted were rescued during a predawn Thursday raids and arrested two suspects, police said.

But they all denied they offered extra service. However, in the Barangay Bayanan raid, operatives chanced upon a "naked" woman in a room with her customer. 

According to the police, "extra service" was offered for P1,500 to P4,500 per customer.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Vicente Cabatingan, Bacoor City police chief, said "Pagpasok dit sasalubungin ka kung sinong available, tapos pagka okey na, papa-massage na, nila-lock na rin nila dito."

Authorities also noted that on the second floor of one of the raided spas, was an office of a  religious group.

Police Colonel Marlon Santos, Cavite police provincial director, said the "extra service" constitutes  "crime against public morals."

Authorities said, those arrested may face charges for violating the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, and that owners of the spas could also face charges.

Last, November, the Caivte police raided a spa, also in Bacoor City, that allegedly offered "extra service."

In that raid over three months ago, eight massage therapists were rescued and were brought to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for counseling. —LBG, GMA News