5 minors leaving to Riyadh as OFWs intercepted

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Immigration officials from Philippines stopped five teenage girls from leaving after they were found to have used falsified documents in a bid to work abroad.

The trafficking victims’ names were withheld.

The minors tried to board a flight to Riyadh when they were intercepted on Monday, according to Red Marinas, deputy immigration commissioner in charge of port operations.

This is a clear case of human trafficking,” Marinas said.

While the teenagers had valid overseas employment certificates and working contracts and visas, Marinas said “they used falsified documents to acquire them.”

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“They were evasive and gave inconsistent answers when asked about their age and date of birth,” Marinas said


Source Credit: Inquirer


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