21 more human trafficking would-be victims rescued PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:50

The Tawi-Tawi Police Provincial Anti-Trafficking in Person Task Group has rescued 21 victims of human trafficking in two separate operations in the province of Tawi-Tawi, a top police official disclosed Friday.

Tawi-Tawi police director Sr. Supt. Rodelio Jocson said the victims were rescued Friday morning in the municipalities of Bongao and Sitangkai.
Jocson said that of the 21 victims, 19 are female and two are males who were about to travel to nearby Malaysia from Tawi-Tawi.

Jocson said the victims were advised by their recruiter to pretend to be tourists to avoid apprehension by the authorities.
Jocson said the rescued victims were turned over to the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The victims who were rescued Friday morning comprised the fourth batch of human trafficking victims rescued by the authorities this month in Tawi-Tawi.
Jocson said they also rescued 18 human trafficking victims last July 6, 9 and 10.

The rescue Friday has brought to a total of 39 human the trafficking victims rescued by the police in Tawi-Tawi, Jocson said.