IACAT chairperson and DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima said, "Trafficking is a crime against humanity and all efforts and all cooperation is necessary to combat this scourge." She added, "The inter-government cooperation further reinforced the RP-U. alliance in combatting the menace of modern day slavery. Leads were provided by HSI special agents in Norfolk and Portland.The success of this operation serves as a testament of IACAT’s commitment to interagency collaboration and international cooperation especially in our efforts to rescue victims from abuse and haul human traffickers into court."HSI Manila special agents continue to assist in conducting forensic analysis on the PC hard drives that were seized in these enforcement actions in an effort to trace U. To date, the IACAT has successfully prosecuted and convicted 129 human traffickers since its inception in 2005 with most of the convictions happening in the past three years.
Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. representative of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.
Internet offers affordability, accessibility, and anonymity –the “Triple-A Engine Effect” (Manning 2006, 133).