DAVAO CITY: Eight women were intercepted and rescued from an apparent illegal recruitment and human trafficking in Palawan, the Department of Justice (DOJ)-Region XI said.
The victims were rescued at Pilandok Terminal, Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan by the operatives of the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group in Puerto Princesa headed by PSupt. Osmundo Salibo.
The DOJ-Region XI’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons Task Force reported that the rescued victims come from different cities and provinces.
The women were reported to be transported via backdoor channels to Malaysia and be further transported to Lebanon.