11 more trafficked persons rescued PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:17

Eleven would-be victims of human trafficking were rescued and two human traffickers were arrested by the Zamboanga Seabased  Anti-Trafficking Task Force last Monday at a private wharf in Baliwasan Seaside.

Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western  Mindanao Field Office Head Supt. Celso L. Bael said the 11 rescued persons were mostly from Ramon Magsaysay and Salug, Zamboanga del  Norte.

Investigation disclosed that the 11 victims have been recruited to work in a palm oil plantation and a factory in Sabah, Malaysia.

The joint operation was carried out by the ZBATT, troopers from the 9th Regional Public Safety Battalion, Zamboanga City Police Office Womens and Childrens Desk and the Philippine Center on Transnational Crimes Western Mindanao Field Office 9.

Bael said the two human traffickers — a man and a woman — are now detained at the central police station.   The rescued victims were taken to the Visayan Forum and  Department of Social Welfare and Development. — Allen Abastillas