Police discover new mode of human trafficking
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Police have discovered a new mode of human trafficking, eration by kidnapping and drugging, National Police spokesman Insp Gen Abubakar Nataprawira said here on Friday.
"In the past, human trafficking was carried out by flattery and offering the victims a job, but now the perpetrators get their victims by kidnapping and drugging," Abubakar Nataprawira said.
He made the statement commenting on human trafficking from Indonesia to Malaysia through border crossing point of Entikong, West Kalimantan.
In the case the police arrested two suspects while two others escaped arrest.
The case surfaced after a secondary school female student, identified by her initials as SS, was kidnapped by five masked men in Lampung on June 6, 2008 when she was on her way home from school.
Abubakar said the victim was drugged and brought to Jakarta.
And the next day, June 7, 2008, she and three other girls identified as H, A, and B of West Java were flown to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province.
When the four girls arrived in Pontianak, they were picked up by a man, known as Kam Seng, who brought them by bus to Entikong, on the West Kalimantan-Malaysian border.
In Entikong, the four girls were handed to Nurdin alias Boros who brought them to Tini Jaya hotel.
Then on June 8, 2008, Nurdin drove them without passports to Tebedu in Malaysia.
SS was then employed as prostitute at Chong Ling Pa while the whereabouts of the other three girls still remained a mystery.
SS later managed to escape from Chong Ling Pa to the Indonesian consulate in Kuching, and on August 21, she was sent back to Indonesia through Entikong where she reported her case to the police.
On September 10, 2008, Entikong police arrested Nurdin and interrogated him in Sanggau, West Kalimantan.
And on December 3, 2008, Sanggau police arrested Kam Seng in Pontianak when the man was about to fly to Jakarta.