Il­le­gal re­cruiter na­tim­bog

Tempo - - Front Page - (Jef­frey G. Dam­icog)

Na­tional Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (NBI) agents ar­rested Sun­day af­ter­noon an al­leged large-scale il­le­gal re­cruiter for dup­ing scores of job ap­pli­cants.

NBI spokesper­son Fer­di­nand Lavin said the sus­pect, Ana­lyn Du­cusin, was ar­rested by the NBI’s Spe­cial Ac­tion Unit (SAU) dur­ing an en­trap­ment op­er­a­tion at a mall in Pasay City.

Lavin said Du­cusin will be charged with il­le­gal re­cruit­ment and eco­nomic sab­o­tage un­der Repub­lic Act 8042 (The Mi­grant Work­ers and Over­seas Filipinos Act of 1995) and estafa.

The NBI is also hunt­ing down Maria Theresa Bu­matay Baru­elo tagged as the leader of the syn­di­cate to which Du­cusin be­longs.

Lavin said around 100 com­plainants have sought NBI help to ar­rest the sus­pects and 100 more are ex­pected to fol­low suit.

Com­plainants said the sus­pects have been re­cruit­ing them for work in Ja­pan. They asked them to pay fees rang­ing from ₱31,000 to ₱38,000 for the pro­cess­ing of their visas and other doc­u­men­ta­tion.

How­ever, af­ter sev­eral months, the sus­pects failed to de­liver their prom­ises.

De­spite their re­peated de­mands to re­turn their money, the sus­pects also failed to re­turn to the vic­tims the amounts they paid.

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