Illegal Recruiter, Melanie Mijares, Arrested By The PNP
Ringo | On 09, Nov 2017
An illegal recruiter whose modus is to promise tour in a country before become an OFW was arrested in an entrapment operation.
Melanie Mijares was shocked after she was arrested by the members of the Philippine National Police-Crime Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) right after she received the marked money given to her by her victims.
The complainants named Dorina, Ma. Jonathan and Elmer, have already paid her P60,000 each for the placement and medical fees. However, it’s been four months already but they have yet to go abroad.
“Nagsisi rin ako kasi nakuha na yung pera ko. Naibigay ko na yung pera ko, wala po akong magagawa. Pinangakuan naman po kaming hintay-hintay lang,” said Dorina.
Ma. Jonathan said she even borrow money from her sister who is working in Turkey so she can pay the placement fee.
Elmer’s dream of helping his family was shattered into pieces. However, he is hoping that his experience will serve as a lesson to everyone.
According to the police, Mijares’ modus will promise the victims a tour to countries like Hong Kong for a few days before leaving the country to work in Macau.
Mijares denied the allegation noting she is only an employee of a certain Juliet Lopez.
The police failed to capture Lopez.
Timbog sa entrapment operation ang umano’y illegal recruiter na nangakong bibigyan ng trabaho sa Macau ang mga biktima nito. Karamihan sa mga naloko ng suspek ay galing probinsya.
Posted by Bandila on Wednesday, November 8, 2017