By Jeffrey Damicog
An illegal recruiter has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for attempting to facilitate the trip of two women to work as guest relations officers or entertainers in Malaysia.
NBI Director Dante Gierran identified the arrested suspect as Judith Tiru Maquiling, who will be facing a complaint before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office for human trafficking in violation of the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
“Subject has been involved in the human trafficking activities for years by facilitating the exit of female Filipino workers at NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) going to Malaysia and offering them to work in night clubs as Guest Relations Officers (GRO) or entertainers,” the NBI said in a statement.
The suspect was arrested by the NBI’s International Airport Investigation Division (NBI-IAID) last June 5 in an entrapment operation at the NAIA Terminal 3.
The NBI managed to set the entrapment after learning of the suspect’s activities from two female victims.
The two victims admitted that they were recruited as GROs in Malaysia where they could earn as much as 500 Malaysian Ringgit in exchange for sexual services to their customers.
The victims revealed that they were meeting at the NAIA Terminal 3 with the suspect who was supposed to accompany them to Malaysia.