An alleged illegal recruiter and his accomplice were arrested Tuesday in an entrapment operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, a report by John Consulta on "24 Oras" said.
Daniyala Radcala, a visa checker at the airport, and his accomplice Melba Portugal were arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents upon receiving the marked money from the victims, the report said.
Citing the NBI, the report said the suspects would let the victims pass the airport's screening section using fake documents.
According to the victim, he applied for a job as a driver in Saudi Arabia, but the Overseas Employment Certificate given to him by the suspects listed his occupation as electrician.
The suspects, meanwhile, denied the accusation.
"Hindi totoo 'yan. Visa check lang ako. Chini-check ko lang 'yung mga visa. Wala kaming tinatanggap na pera," said Radcala.
Portugal, on the other hand, said she was just asked to accompany the victims to the airport. "Napag-utusan lang ho ako," she said.
However, a check on the text messages on the suspects' cellphones revealed that they've been conducting their illegal scheme for a while already.
The report said the victim had to avail of loans just to apply for an overseas job.
Radcala and Portugal are facing charges of illegal recruitment and human trafficking, the report said. —KBK, GMA News