MANILA - Philippine police believe "sextortion" activities in the country have been stopped with the arrest of 58 members of an international syndicate last week.
Senior Supt. Bernard Yang of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) also said they have filed criminal raps against the 58 for their alleged involvement in the international “sextortion” ring.
The 58 are facing several criminal liabilities, including violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act.
Members of the PNP-ACG carried out the so-called “Strike Back” operation with the assistance of the US Homeland Security and police authorities of the United Kingdom, Scotland, Hong Kong and Singapore.
They held simultaneous raids last Wednesday in different “call centers” located in Bicol, Laguna, Bulacan, and even in Taguig City.
The suicide of 17-year-old British Daniel Perry led police to the activities of the syndicate here.
Perry was supposedly victimized by the con artists. – from a report by Doland Castro, ABS-CBN News