Aiming to strengthen Philippine law enforcement’s efforts to combat the exploitation of children online, the workshop included practical components that allowed officers to work on actual investigative leads and referrals. And it led to tangible results: To date, through five anti-trafficking operations, authorities have rescued 14 trafficking victims, brought two at-risk children to safety and arrested four Filipino suspects.
said PBGEN William S. Macavinta, Chief of the PNP-WCPC.
Aaron Steps, Legal Attache for the U.S. FBI in Manila, added: “The FBI was proud to participate in the Advanced Investigation Workshop alongside our Philippine law enforcement partners. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Center in combatting the online sexual exploitation of children and bringing to justice those who seek to exploit them.”
shared Matthew Dompier, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Vulnerable Communities, Crimes Against Children, INTERPOL.
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