Zamboanga City - Personnel from coastguard unit in this city informed ZCPO through telephone call at about 7:55 PM on September 27, 2014, that there were alleged human trafficking victims together with their handler renting a room at Hotel Preciosa in Mayor Jaldon Street. Initial investigation disclosed that the recruiter and victims travelled from Manila to Zamboanga then stayed at said hotel. Members of PS11 Women and Children Protection Desk proceeded to the establishment and rescued the victims.The four victims came from Bulacan, Manila, Rizal, and Davao City. Personal belongings of the alleged recruiter, identified as Lloyd Sabido Torres of Lucena city, was recovered in the possession of one of the victims. Suspect is still at large, while the four victims were turned-over to the DSWD Haven in this city their temporary shelter.
-with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. RPIO9