(Eagle Information) — 5 Filipinos victimized by human traffickers have been intercepted on the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport, the Bureau of Immigration stated on Saturday, March 12.
In accordance with the bureau, the victims have been stopped at Terminal 2 following an try and depart by way of a Philippine Airways (PAL) flight sure for Thailand.
The victims reportedly fell in line individually, with three of them having been initially cleared for departure.
Bureau Journey Management and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) Chief Ma. Timotea Barizo stated it was through the secondary test that crimson flags have been detected.
“Two of the 5 victims have been truly siblings,” stated Barizo.
Throughout additional inspection, the bureau stated the group was discovered to have hid an itinerary, with a connecting flight sure for the United Arab Emirates, having Libya as their closing vacation spot.
“These schemes are getting more and more extra advanced, even resorting to sending out blood kin to point out some semblance of legitimacy,” she added.
The victims later admitted they have been recruited to work as manufacturing unit staff in Libya by a sure Julie they met by Fb messenger.
Bureau chief Jaime Morente reminded Filipinos to not “instantly belief individuals that you just meet solely on-line.”
“These scammers are solely involved in incomes at your expense. Defend yourselves by making certain that you just solely safe work by way of official entities, as approved by the POEA (Philippine Abroad Employment Administration),” he added.