Nurse Wanted For Large-Scale Illegal Recruitment Falls In Davao

Authorities arrested a 49-year-old nurse accused of large-scale illegal recruitment for allegedly running a bogus recruitment scheme for jobs in Japan, Australia, and Germany.

Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 director, said Tuesday the suspect Vera Flor Delos Reyes, resident of Ladislawa Village, Buhangin, was arrested last Wednesday (May 22) after personnel of Talomo Police tracked her in Muslim Village, Ecoland.

Morales said a manhunt was conducted by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by a regional court for large-scale illegal recruitment.

He said Delos Reyes was arrested after several complainants filed formal charges against her and two other persons on August 2016 at the Department of Justice in Manila.

Morales said the complainants alleged that Delos Reyes and her colleagues promised them jobs in Japan, Australia, and Germany as butchers and meat processing workers in exchange of money ranging from PHP30,000 to PHP120,000 as processing fee & payments for other documents.

Several months passed, Morales said the complainants discovered that Delos Reyes and other respondents did not have the authority or license to engage in recruitment or placement of Filipino workers abroad.

Following the arrest of Delos Reyes, Morales warned other individuals recruiting Filipinos for non-existent jobs that they will face arrest and put behind bars. (PNA)

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