MANILA Police officers rescued 24 foreign women who were victims of human trafficking in Parañaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday.

In a statement, PNP deputy chief for administration and officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Jose Chiquito Malayo said the operation stemmed from an intelligence report about a group of foreign women being detained in three units at a condominium complex in the city.

Members of the local police, in coordination with the Barangay Women Desk Officer (BWDO) and officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of Barangay Tambo launched the rescue operation at the Casiana Residences at around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Two Chinese nationals identified as Du Wei, 36, and Fang Zeng, 28, who were guarding the victims -- 14 Vietnamese and 10 Chinese nationals -- were arrested during the operation.

Sa ilalim ng ating MKK=K peace and security framework ay sisiguraduhin nating hindi magtatagumpay ang sinumang magbabalak ng masama, mang-abuso ng kapwa o maging banta sa seguridad ng ating bansa (Under our MKK=K peace and security framework, we will make sure that anyone who plans evil deeds, abuses others or becomes a threat to our country's security will not succeed),” Malayo said in a statement.

The rescued victims and the arrested suspects were brought to the Women and Children Protection Desk of the Parañaque City Police Station for further investigation. (PNA)