Housewife arrested for human trafficking in Atok

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ATOK, Benguet – A housewife was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on a warrant for violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9208 or the Anti-Human Trafficking Act at Midway, Sayangan, Paoay, here, Wednesday evening.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested individual as Jennifer Antonio Cortes, legal age, married, housewife, and a resident of Midway, Sayangan, Paoay, Atok, Benguet.

He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Marietta Brawner-Cualing of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 9 in La Trinidad for violation of the provisions of RA 9208 or the Anti-Human Trafficking Act with no bail recommended for her temporary liberty.

The arrested individual was brought to the Atok Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to her turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposal of the case filed against her.

By Dexter A. See

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