Immigration foils NAIA trafficking attempt


ALERT inspectors of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) foiled an attempt by a human trafficking syndicate to bring out of the country on Thursday six female victims posing as tourists. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed that the suspected courier and his victims were intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 before they could board a Philippine Airlines flight to Hong Kong enroute to Dubai where they were supposed to work as domestic helpers. The names of the passengers, however, were not divulged as the anti-trafficking law forbids the public disclosure of their identities. A report from the BI’s travel control and enforcement unit said the passengers all pointed to their male escort as the one carrying their United Arab Emirates visas.


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