10 human trafficking victims rescued, suspects escape PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:42

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Ten potential victims of human trafficking were rescued while suspected human traffickers escaped the police operation conducted in the municipality of Taganak in Tawi Tawi over the weekend.

Supt Christine Tan, Women and Children Protection Center Chief- Mindanao Field Unit ,said that the ten victims are composed of eight women and two men.

The potential victims  came from different parts of the country particularly in Angeles city, Pampanga; Bulacan; Manila; and Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Tan said that the victims were rescued by the Taganak Police Station under the Municipal- Inter Agency Council against Trafficking in Persons.

Investigation revelead that the female victims were lured by promises of work in Sandakan, Sabah as waitresses.

The men were promised jobs as electrician and labourer.

The victims, who were turned over to the WCPC-MFU, were brought to the Visayan Forum to undergo a debriefing and counselling before being sent off to their home provinces.  (Allen Abastillas)