18 new would-be victims of human trafficking rescued PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:26

Eighteen new would-be victims of human trafficking were rescued by the police last Monday morning.
A couple who is said to be the illegal recruiter was arrested.

A police report disclosed that Sr. Insp Gemma Luna, chief of the Women and Children Section under the supervision of City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo received a phone call from Supt. Albert Larubis, chief of Tetuan Police Station informing her that there was a group of persons composed of men and women seen in Mas Compound in Tetuan.

Larubis learned that the group was expected to leave for Malaysia soon.
In coordination with the barangay council of Tetuan, police operatives swooped down on the house of Gloria Pasaylo, 47, where the group of persons was seen.
During ocular investigation, police learned that the 18 people came from Misamis Occidental and arrived at the house of Pasaylo last Saturday and Sunday two separate group.

The 18 persons told the police that Pasaylo and her husband recruited them and promised them job in a palm oil farm in Malaysia.
The rescued victims and Pasaylo were taken to the police station for questioning while the husband Rodolfo submitted himself to the police few hours later.
Rodolfo told the police that he and his wife were supposed to accompany the 18 people to Malaysia.

Police said that investigation was still ongoing  for the filing of charges against the couple for human trafficking while the rescued victims were turned over to the DSWD for proper disposition. — Dan Toribio Jr.