6 new human trafficking would-be victims rescued PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 April 2014 11:38

Six new would-be victims of human trafficking  — all women —  were rescued by the Tawi-Tawi Police Provincial Office during the weekend in Bongao.

The six women, ranging from 23 to 32 years old, were turned over to the Bongao Inter-Agency  Anti Trafficking Task Force. They came from Manila, Camarines Sur, Zamboanga City and Jolo.

Task force investigation disclosed that two of the six women were their facilitators, However they were facing difficulties in the probe as the six were hesitant to tell if they are to work as entertainer or in a white slavery house in Malaysia.

The victims  were brought here in Zamboanga City by the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Field Office, in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard, the Dept. Of Social Welfare and Development and personnel of the Dept. of Justice.

The six underwent debriefing and counselling before they will be sent to their respective home provinces. — Allen Abastillas