Illegal recruiter falls, 7 would-be victims rescued in Zambo port

April 30, 2015 6:22 am 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 29 – The multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SABATTF) has arrested a suspected illegal recruiter and rescued seven would-be trafficking in person victims in this city, an official said Wednesday.

Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, Zamboanga City police director, identified the suspect as Eliza Cabarubias, 32 of Davao City.

Casimiro said the suspect was arrested around 5 p.m. Tuesday at the local wharf.

Casimiro said that at the same time the task force has rescued seven would-be victims of illegal recruitment.

Casimiro did not reveal the identities of the would-be victims except in saying they were all women.

They were turned over to the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for proper assistance.

Casimiro said the suspect recruited the victims and facilitated their travel to Dubai via Malaysia.

He said the suspect promised them they will be employed “in the country of their destination.”

He said the suspect was turned over to custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the filing of appropriate charges in court. (PNA)

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