A Chinese man has been arrested in the Philippines for illegally recruiting and trafficking Filipinos to work in China.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Kai Kai Wang, alias Jackson Ong, was arrested on Friday in his office in Binondo, Manila. The NBI also arrested his secretary, a Filipina named June Rose Taguba De Agtaran, GMA News reported.
The NBI said it sent officers to Wang’s office who pretended to be applicants interested in working in China. The officers then arrested Wang – and five Filipino women who applied for work at his office were rescued.
Wang reportedly offered Filipinos jobs as domestic workers in China with a monthly salary of 40,000 pesos (US$764). However, the Chinese man did not have a permit to offer jobs in his homeland and is not approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.
Wang’s “agency” was also accused of smuggling applicants to China via boats from Vietnam with no proper permits or paperwork to undertake such an operation.
The NBI is investigating the status of other Filipino workers who were sent illegally to China through Wang’s agency.