5 more women victims of human trafficking rescued PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:23

Five women, who are would-be victims of human trafficking,  were rescued by the Bongao Inter-Agency Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Wednesday morning at the Sanga- Sanga airport in Tawi-Tawi.

The five women, together with a suspected recruiter identified as certain P. R Jaani., were brought to Zamboanga City yesterday afternoon. They were escorted by two policemen and were fetched by the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime  Western Mindanao Field Office operatives  at the  Zamboanga City wharf .

The suspected recruiter were brought to the Criminal Investigation and Detection 9 in Camp Batalla for profiling and investigation.

Chief Insp. Alexander Lorenzo of the PCTC-WM said the five women are from San Pablo City  Laguna. Their ages range from 21 to 30. Three of them are single mothers and three were carrying no passport.

The five women said they want to go to Labuan, Sabah, Malaysia to seek for greener pasture and earn enough money for their children.

The women said In  San Pablo they experience hardship life because of lack of job opportunities.—  Allen Abastillas