Two suspected victims of human trafficking who are supposed to head to Malta were intercepted by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The passengers posed as tourists and declared that they were going on a four-day vacation to Bangkok at the NAIA Terminal 2.
However, during secondary inspection, the victims admitted that they were actually headed to Malta, and that their documents were handed to them by an unknown individual outside the airport shortly before their scheduled flight.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco reminded the public to be cautious when dealing with recruiters and urged them to go through the proper process to avoid exploitation overseas.
The victims were turned over to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for further investigation and charges against their recruiters.