Combined police and military operatives arrested on Friday three suspected illegal recruiters in an entrapment operation in this southern port city, the police reported.
The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) identified the arrested suspects as Asia Jimlani, 34; Jack Murusad, 56; and Jamlaila Murusad, 50, all of Barangay Mampang here.
The ZCPO reported that the entrapment operation was carried out at around 10:10 p.m. Friday in the barangay hall of Tumaga, 4.3 kilometers northwest of this city, following days of surveillance on the activities of the suspects. p>The surveillance was launched after a confidential informant reported that the suspects were engaged in illegal recruitment and human trafficking, the police said.
Confiscated from the possession of Jimlani was P3,000 marked money consisting of six pieces of P500 bills.
The suspects were detained and placed under investigation aimed to uncover the extent of their operation, the police said.