Indonesian Police Reveal New Mode of Trafficking in Persons

By | March 19, 2018 Leave a Comment
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Jakarta, The Indonesianist -  Indonesian police uncovered a new mode of trafficking in person used by syndicates in East Nusa Tenggara, one of the provinces where several of its citizens are victims of the crime.

Director of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the East Nusa Tenggara Regional Police Senior Commissioner Yudi Sinlaeloe said the trafficking syndicate now sends victims to Malaysia in turns, no longer in groups.

"In the past (illegal migrant worker) was sent together through the airport (Kupang), so it was successfully thwarted, now they send (migrants) one by one so as not to be caught," Yudi said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

All migrants are departed from Kupang to shelters in Surabaya, Jakarta, Tangerang, and Medan. Syndicate then prepare documents for departure abroad.

Most of the migrant passports were made in Blitar, Siak, Pekanbaru, and Batam, with falsified identities.

"This new mode began to unfold in 2016," said Yudi.

The death of migrant worker from the island of Nusa Tenggara in other countries, especially Malaysia, continues to happen.

On February, an illegal migrant worker Adelina Lisao was killed in Malaysia for allegedly tortured by her employer.

The 21-year-old woman suffered severe injuries in head and face, and infections in hands and feet whem found in her employer's home in Taman Kota Permai, Malaysia. According to neighbor's testimony, Adelina slept in front of the house with a dog for the past month. She died in the hospital after being evacuated by the authorities.

More than 60 illegal migrant workers died in Malaysia in 2017, the data of jakarta-based migrant worker organization Migrant Care.

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