PNP Women & Children Protection Center Mindanao Field Unit rescues 4 minors from human trafficking PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 June 2018 17:59

By Allen Abastillas

The PNP Women & Children Protection Center Mindanao Field Unit has rescued four female minors including one adult and also arrested human trafficker in separate operations during its series of anti-human trafficking operations.

The police arrested a human trafficker identified only as a certain Miracel, single of Maligaya Pequeno, Davao City.

and Taganak Tawi-Tawi this week.

According to Supt. Christine S. Tan, who headed the operations in Region 11, they were able to rescue the four minors in Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City. She said that all the four victims were force by their trafficker to engage on online sexual activities.

The four minors, all names withheld, have been put under the custody of the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development-11 in Davao City.

“Nag conduct kami ng operations dito sa Region 11 and Region 12 kasi may direct boat trip to Indonesia dito from Davao City to Gen. Santos City and to Indonesia . Meron kaming intelligence report from our counterpart in Indonesia and Malaysia na ang mga biktima ay sexually exploited and are also subjected to forced labor, slavery, prostitution, among others,” Tan lamented.

In related development, Supt.Tan also said that  a woman from Zamboanga del Sur was rescued by WCPC-MFU supported by Taganak Police Station in Tawi-Tawi earlier this week in the shoreline of Barangay Dambilah Turtle islands Taganak, Tawi-Tawi.

The victim was supposed to be brought to Sabah Malaysia by her human traffickers but fortunately she was rescued by WCPC-MFU supported by the local police. The victim (name withheld) is now in the shelter of Municipal Police Station and is ready to be transferred here in Women &  Children Protection Center-Mindanao Field Unit in Camp Batalla RT Lim Blvd. Zamboanga City.

The PNP Women & Children Protection Center Mindanao Field Unit here is advising all parents of minors especially their female children to monitor their activities especially on social media and internet to ensure that they will not be prey to unscrupulous individuals who are engaged in prostitution and human trafficking. Allen Abastillas