26 more would-be human trafficking victims rescued PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:24

Twenty six residents of Misamis Occidental were rescued by policemen from human trafficking attempt in Canelar last Friday morning.
The victims,mostly male, were rescued at a house owned by a man only known as Kuya Oscar.

A police report disclosed that policemen under the supervision of City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo swooped down on the house in Canelar after receiving a report from an informant about the presence of a group of persons in the area.

When the police arrived, they met the 26 persons who just arrived from Misamis Occidental.

They told investigators that they were recruited by persons, whose names were not mentioned in the report, who promised them jobs at a palm oil company in Sabah, Malaysia.

The group was supposed to leave for Bongao, Tawi-Tawi last Friday. From there, they were scheduled to board a vessel bound for Malaysia.

During investigation, the 26 persons admitted that they do not have necessary documents to work abroad. — Dan Toribio Jr.