BI stops alleged trafficking of 7 individuals
BI stops alleged trafficking of 7 individuals
BI stops alleged trafficking of 7 individuals
by Ada Pelonia09 March 2024
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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, March 8, stopped the alleged trafficking of seven suspected victims.

In a press release, BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that the alleged trafficker was bound to Bangkok with the seven individuals who claimed to travel for vacations.

Upon secondary inspection, the BI found that the individuals were flying to Laos where they would work as customer service representatives under a monthly salary of P40,000.

They also confessed to having been given fake IDs and documents by an escort before their flight.

“The escort traveled with them, but claimed to be traveling alone to Thailand when she went through immigration,” Tansingco said.

"We were able to intercept her, and she was positively identified as an accomplice of the recruiter,” he added.

The BI shared turning over the trafficker to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) where she would face charges that would be filed against her.

Meanwhile, the immigration bureau also intercepted a female trafficking victim bound for Dubai after accepting a job offer through Facebook.

The BI said she was recruited via WhatsApp and was advised to pose as a tourist and obtain fake documents which she would present to the immigration.

The BI commissioner earlier warned the public against scam accounts proliferating on social media that “[extort] unknowing people in the guise of being official pages."

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