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NBI arrests illegal recruiter


By Jeffrey Damicog 

A suspected illegal recruiter has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for duping victims of their money after promising them work in South Korea.



National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran identified the arrested suspect June Lumbad who owns the JAMT and JADE SKILLS.

Gierran said Lumbad was arrested by operatives of the NBI’s International Airport Investigation Division (NBI-IAID) during an entrapment operation at a mall in Manila last January 30.

Lumbad has been charged with estafa and violation of the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended.

Gierran said that upon verification from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) they discovered that Lumbad is not licensed nor authorized to recruit workers for overseas employment.

Lumbad was arrested based on the complaints of his victims whom he offered work as farm workers and fruit pickers in South Korea in exchange for the payment of P160,000 as placement fee.

Among the complainants, two have already given P50,000 each, while, another handed P80,000.

However, complainants discovered that other applicants were twice denied departure by the immigration officers for having fake documents and no South Korean visas.

Because of this, the complainants sought the help of the NBI in getting the suspect arrested.

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