Police Arrest 2 Traffickers in Papua

MHN – Police arrested two people suspected of being traffickers in Papua. Both were arrested after police secured 3 young women suspected of being victims of trafficking in a karaoke in Nabire.

“The three teenage women who were suspected of being victims of human trafficking were HW (16), AD (17) and D (18) who came from Bandung, West Java Province,” said Head of Public Relations of Papua Regional Police, Commissioner Ahmad Musthofa Kamal when confirmed on Saturday ( 1/5/2019).

Kamal said the unfolding of the alleged trafficking in persons originated from a report from one of the teenagers from Bandung. Police said the three young women had been employed at the karaoke since December 13, 2018.

They, said Kamal, were recruited with the lure of a salary of Rp. 30 million per month. Two of them are still students.

“To trick the mother B officer to make a domicile letter by increasing the age of AD and HW to 21 years or an age considered adult according to the Criminal Procedure Code,” Kamal explained.

The three victims were flown to Bandung, West Java with assistance from the West Java Regional Police. While 2 people suspected of being perpetrators, the FA and B have been detained for further processing.

“The FA and mother B threatened criminal penalties in accordance with Republic of Indonesia Law Number 21 of 2007 Article 12 of the Criminal Code concerning trafficking in persons with the threat of a fine of Rp. 600 million and a prison sentence of 15 years,” he said. (CBN)

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