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Friday, January 23, 2009

1.23.09 TRAFFICKING NEWS

Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Fight trafficking every day by educating yourself and those around you. -liz

Police discover new mode of human trafficking

JAKARTA- 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.

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Some visitors from Asia find the pay brothels offer too good to refuse, writes Ruth Pollard.

"WE WANT to recruit ladies, we guarantee a minimum pay of $1000 per week," the advertisement in a Chinese-language newspaper reads. It is likely "Jenny" and "Susan", the two Chinese women murdered in Auburn late last year, saw these ads and found their way to one of the many brothels in south-western Sydney, the money too good to refuse and the security it bought their families far greater than anything they could earn back home. Like most migrant sex workers in Sydney, it is understood they were here on valid temporary visas that allowed them to work a certain number of hours each week without breaching their conditions. And they would have come from a culture that criminalises prostitution, where corruption of police and public officials is rife. As NSW police continued to appeal for information that could lead them to the killer of the women - discovered on November 13 in a flat in Queen Street, Auburn - they appear to have faced a wall of silence from other sex workers unused to trusting authorities to properly investigate crimes.

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