36 trafficking victims rescued in Mampang PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:10

Acting on a tip from concerned citizens, the multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) on Tuesday, July 7 raided a house in Mampang and rescued 36 would-be victims of human trafficking.

Initial reports from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) revealed that the SBATTF operation was based on a tip from concerned citizens related to human trafficking activities by a certain Hadji Pacsa.

The 36 individuals rescued were girls, some of which were said to be minors and were said to be bound for Malaysia. Some of them are Jolo and other places, according to Lourdes Francisco of the CSWDO.

Also recovered during the operation were 114 passports and some documents required for the application of passports. The facilitators and recruiter were arrested by police operatives. — Sheila Covarrubias