Large-scale trafficking try foiled: 32 victims rescued PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 July 2015 12:01

by allen  abastillas

A large scale human trafficking operation was believed to have been busted following the rescue on Tuesday by government operatives of 32 female would-be victims in Barangay Mampang. Three suspected traffickers, two of them Malaysians, were arrested in the same anti-trafficking operation.

The Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Field Office said the would-be victims, mostly minors, were rescued around 2:30 p.m. from the house of Hadji  Paksa at Estrada Drive, Mampang.

Seized from the possession of Hadji Rajic were a M-16 rifle with long and two magazines a Norinco M4 rifle, a personal computer set and several travel documents.

PCTCWMFO is not allowed under the law to reveal the names of the victims.

Sources said this latest human trafficking case is considered large scale based on the number of rescued victims.

Investigation revealed that the victims were promised jobs in Malaysia. The minors have been taken to a government shelter where they underwent a de-briefing before they will be sent back to teir home provinces. — Allen Abastillas