Raps filed against 4 illegal recruiters-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Thursday, August 7, 2014
THE Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has filed a case of illegal recruitment before the City Prosecutor’s Office against four suspected illegal recruiters arrested in the city, an official said Thursday.
Zamboanga City police Officer-in-Charge Angelito Casimiro said the case was filed against Olivia Abo-Abo, Eulalia Richards, Luis Solano and his wife, Marilyn.
Abo-Abo is from Antipolo City, Rizal while Richards is from Cebu City. The Solano couple is their alleged accomplices in Zamboanga City.
Casimiro said the suspects were charged for violation of Republic Act 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003) as amended by Republic Act 10364 (Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012). The case was filed on Tuesday.
The suspects were arrested Monday, a day after the police authorities were informed that a group of women recruited by a syndicate arrived in Zamboanga City.
The all women would-be trafficking victims, whose ages ranges from 20 to 44, were about to board on a commercial ferry bound for Malaysia via Sandakan, Sabah.
From Sabah, the victims will travel to their respective destinations since they were recruited to work in Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan.
They are from the provinces of Antique, Cagayan Valley, Batangas, Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur, and from the cities of Las Piñas, Makati, Quezon, and Zamboanga.