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BI nabs nine Vietnamese working in spas illegally

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NINE Vietnamese nationals caught working for three luxury spas in Makati and Manila were nabbed on Wednesday ny Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives.

In his report, BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. said the that nine were arrested after being caught working in spas and performing aesthetic operations despite having no license to operate in the country.

“We found many machines and medications in their clinics, and they were performing operations without medical licenses,” said Manahan.

The operations were conducted in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Southern Police District – Tactical Operation Center and the PNP Manila Police District.

Four of the Vietnamese were found in a branch along Asuncion St., Valenzuela in Makati City while one was found in a spa along Dr. JP Rizal Avenue.

Meanwhile, four others were found in a spa along A. Francisco St., in Malate, including the supposed owner, identified as Pham Thi Hai Yen, 26.

They shall be temporarily held at the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation.

The arrest stemmed from the complaint against the Vietnamese after they were reported to be physically hurting Filipino employees.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that 9 aliens face deportation charges for being undocumented and for violation of the conditions of their stay.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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