14 more human trafficking would-be victims rescued PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:24

Fourteen more would-be victims of human trafficking were rescued during a police operation last Friday afternoon.

A police report disclosed that the city police’s Women and Children Section under the supervision of City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo received an information from the Military Intelligence Group 9 around 4 p.m., that there a group of women was spotted at the vicinity of Muco Dormitory in San Jose Gusu.
The information said the group was about to board a vessel bound for Malaysia.

Few minutes later, another information received by the police said the women were seen at the wharf.
De Ocampo said policemen backed-up by intelligence operatives, men from the NISG, MARCC Task Force Zamboanga, MIG9 and MIG21 immediately checked the report then proceeded to the local wharf and boarded MV Trishia Kerstin 2 where they found the 14 women who were already set to sail for Bongao on their way to Sabah, Malaysia.

The group was brought to the City Police Office for interview and were later taken to the Visayan Forum for temporary custody.
It was learned that the 14 women  came from different places in the country and were recruited by a person, whose identity has been withheld, to work in Malaysia with no proper documents. — Dan Toribio Jr.