06 May 10 Human Trafficking Victims Rescued by the Philippine Marines in Tawi-Tawi
Last week, the Marines plunge into an Island in the province of Tawi-Tawi near Sabah. They have rescued 10 hostages who have been ceased by the rebels to be used in human trafficking schemes.
“The victims of human trafficking were all from Pagadian City,” said Captian Roy Trinidad.
The operation is part of the “Operation Pagbabaybay” by the Philippine Military targeting kidnap-for-ransom groups that are highly active in the area.
Aside from the saved hostages, the Military has also seized a person who is involved in Human Trafficking. They have also secured two machine guns, 5 automatic rifles, two handguns and grenade launchers.
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia have also conducted maritime patrols and aerial surveillance in the Sulu Sea. The Defense Minister of these countries; Voltaire Gazmin of the Philippines, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein of Malaysia, and Ryamizard Ryacudu of Indonesia have also administered meetings to deal the kidnapping dilemmas in the area.