Immigration authorities arrested a Korean suspected to be a human trafficker that victimized several Filipino women into prostitution in a nightclub which he owned and operated in Mindanao.
The Korean, identified as Suc Joo Chang a.k.a. Seok Choi, was arrested by operatives of the bureau’s Mindanao Intelligence Task Group when joint operatives from BI and police raided his club in General Santos City, South Cotabato.
BI Intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan said Chang was arrested based on a mission order from Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente after learning that the alien was charged with human trafficking.
The raid reportedly rescued 22 women who were employed as bar girls who were allegedly made to dance in the nude and perform lewd acts onstage infront of male customers.
Chang is presently detained at the BI's holding facility in Davao.
Morente ordered the immediate deportation proceedings of Chang for overstaying and for being an undesirable alien.
Chang also failed to extend his stay in the country since his tourist visa expired last Jan. 19.