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Thursday, January 28, 2016
7 suspected trafficking victims stopped at Zamboanga port
Inspectors of the Bureau of Immigration stopped seven suspected human trafficking victims from leaving the international seaport in Zamboanga City last Jan. 11.
The victims, whose names were not disclosed, were set to go to Sandakan, Malaysia aboard a vessel when they were intercepted, Immigration Commisioner Ronaldo Geron said.
They were asked by members of the Immigration Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) to disembark from the vessel.
Because of the incident, Geron ordered BI officials at the port to be more vigilant to prevent a similar case from happening.
Geron also instructed Immigration personnel to be stricter in screening departing passengers.
—KG, GMA News
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