Over 100 Indonesian Citizens Rescued from Trafficking in Persons in Nunukan, North Kalimantan


Trafficking in Persons Task Force (TIP) The National Police succeeded in rescuing 123 Indonesian Citizens (WNI) who were victims of trafficking in persons in Nunukan North Kalimantan. They wanted to be smuggled as illegal migrant workers to Tawau Malaysia. The Task Force appealed to the public not to be easily tempted by sweet offers to work abroad.

“I, as the Head of the TPPO Polri Task Force, appeal to all Indonesian people not to be easily tempted by offers of jobs abroad with the lure of large salaries and easy processes,” said the Head of the TPPO Polri Task Force, Inspector General Asep Edi Suheri, in a statement it was written, Thursday (8/6/2023).

Those who are victims of TIP will find it difficult if they actually work in overseas countries. You see, their status is illegal. They will not get the rights as legal workers, such as the right to social protection, welfare and the law.

“If people want to work abroad, please use the official channels available through the Indonesian Migrant Worker Placement Company or P3MI,” said Asep.

“During this activity, we managed to save 123 victims consisting of 74 men, 29 women and 20 children. The victims came from South Sulawesi, NTT and East Java,” said Asep.

For the repatriation of victims, the Task Force coordinated with BP3MI. BP3MI stated that it was ready to facilitate the repatriation of victims until they arrived in their respective areas.

In the TIP network in Nunukan, there were eight suspects who were arrested by the police. The suspects were subject to Article 4 in conjunction with Article 10 of Law Number 21 of 2007 concerning the Eradication of the Crime of Trafficking in Persons subsidiary to Article 81 in conjunction with Article 69 of Law Number 18 of 2017 concerning Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, with a maximum penalty of 10 years and a maximum fine of IDR 600,000,000. -.

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The prosecution of TIP crimes has become the attention of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). The President ordered the National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to take firm action against TIP. General Sigit then followed up on Jokowi’s order by forming a TIP Task Force led by Inspector General Asep Edi Suheri.


2023-06-08 17:35:30

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