Immigration saves 10 victims of human trafficking

Immigration saves 10 victims of human trafficking

Immigration saves 10 victims of human traffickingA total of 10 foreign women were rescued by the Immigration Department in a raid on a massage center business premises in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, yesterday.

According to Bernama, the Immigration Department stated that all the women detained were between 20 and 40 years old.

“The rescued victim believed to be a victim of human trafficking exploited as a massage therapist at the premises.

“A local man responsible for overseeing the premises involved also arrested for investigation under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 (ATIPSOM),” he said.


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The Immigration Department informs the operation carried out by the Operational Intelligence Unit, ATIPSOM Prevention and Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing (AMLA) Division of Putrajaya Immigration as a result of public complaints and intelligence information carried out.

According to the statement, the modus operandi used by the syndicate is to identify victims of human trafficking based on the National Guidelines on Human Trafficking Indicators (NGHTI).

In the meantime, immigration also urges the public to continue to channel information that can help them fight the crime of human trafficking and immigrant smuggling. Under the ATIPSOM Act of 2007, anyone found to have violated the law will face severe consequences.

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