Three employment agencies said to be illegally trafficking thousands of Filipino domestic workers were raided by combined operatives of the Hong Kong’s Immigration Department and the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau.
But the South China Morning Post
reported that there were no arrests were made in the inspection of the three agencies referred by the Philippine consulate to authorities for supposedly promising Filipinos high-paying jobs in Moscow.
The report said that in exchange for breaking their contracts with their employers in Hong Kong and paying fees from HK$28,000 to HK$43,000, the agencies would arrange the Filipinos’ flights to Russia without proper documentation.
Labor attaché Jalilo Dela Torre said almost all victims borrowed the processing fees from financial institutions or loan sharks.