13 human trafficking victims rescued in Tawi-Tawi-A A +A
Saturday, January 25, 2014
THE Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) on Saturday confirmed the rescue of 13 alleged victims of human trafficking in Tawi-Tawi.
Commander Armando Balilo, PCG Public Affairs chief, said the victims were onboard M/V Trisha Kerstin-2 bound for Zamboanga, when they were stopped by personnel of the Coast Guard station in Zamboanga City.
The operation was conducted after the Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection (VSEI) team and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received report of the alleged human trafficking.
The victims were allegedly recruited to work in Sabah, Malaysia.
The victims are now in the custody of the DSWD in Zamboanga City. (Sunnex)