4 women saved from trafficking in latest operation in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:57

Four women, who are victims of human trafficking were intercepted by the Zamboanga City Sea- Based Anti-Tarfficking Task Force (ZCSBATTF) in two separate operations at the Zamboanga City wharf and airport.last Monday

Chief Insp. Alexander Lorenzo, head of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Field Office (PCTCWMFO), disclosed that three of the four women came from Biñan, Laguna and the fourth from Olongapo who is a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW).

Investigation revealed that the four were recruited to work as domestic helpers in Daman, Saudi Arabia with a monthly salary of 400 US dollars.

According to the victims, they  underwent a training in relation to their work and had signed a contract with the facilitator but they did not receive a copy of the contract.

Despite the procedure they underwent, the four women were suspicious as they wondered why they are going out of the country travelling via the Zamboanga-Malaysia route when in fact it is easy to get direct flight to Middle East from Manila..    The facilitator also gave them money amounting to P 21,000 for their fares.

The four were brought to the Home for Women of the Department of Welfare and Development- 9 and  after taking lunch , they were accompanied by men of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit 9 at Camp Batalla to execute an affidavit against their recruiter.

The successful operation carried out by PCTCWMFO, DSWD 9. Department of Justice, Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station, Visayan Forum and RCIDU 9 under ZCSBATTF. — Allen Abastillas