Police rescued two minor siblings and arrested a Danish national and a suspected pimp in an anti-human trafficking operation yesterday dawn in Sitio Mansanitas, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City. Those nabbed were Danish national Nicola Jacobsen, 54, and Alona Tortosa, 34, resident of Sitio Orel, Barangay, Mandaue City. Police said Tortosa allegedly recruited and fetched the siblings, who were girls aged 11 and 12, from their house in Sitio Orel to a place in Tisa, to be introduced to a certain foreigner named Nick. When the parents came to look for the children, a 12-year-old neighbor, who was also allegedly pimped earlier by Tortosa to Jacobsen, informed the police of their whereabouts. Police immediately arrested Jacobsen and Tortosa and also took custody of the two minor siblings. They were able to seize from the suspects four pieces of sealant, a cellular phone and some SIM packs and micro SD cards. Both suspects are now detained at Subangdaku Police Station pending the filing of cases for violation of Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

Source: Philippine Star