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Police warn job seekers against rackets

Published:Monday | September 23, 2013 | 1:18 PM

The Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) is warning persons who are offered jobs or travelling opportunities that seem too good to be true to make a report to the police.



The warning comes as Jamaica observes International Day against Sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children.



Speaking at a press conference which in Kingston, Commanding Officer for OCID, SSP Clifford Chambers stressed that Jamaica needs to improve its standing on the international trafficking persons report.



He was speaking as the constabulary launched its operational procedures on trafficking persons.



He noted that since January, 24 victims have been rescued from human trafficking and that most were returned home while others are in state care.



SSP Chambers also pointed out that 90 victims were interviewed and 213 raids conducted since March.



He emphasised that human trafficking remains a threat to national security because it has the power to undermine the state.



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