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Cablegate: Trafficking in Persons -- Usg Training Assists

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SUBJECT: TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS -- USG TRAINING ASSISTS
RESCUE AND ARRESTS

REF: 07 JAKARTA 3146

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1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) SUMMARY: On July 19, Indonesian National Police
(INP) rescued 111 Indonesian women and girls from three
Jakarta establishments involved in prostitution. The
District Police Chief told us that the three individuals
arrested will be charged with trafficking in persons and
other crimes. USG training assisted the rescue and arrests.
END SUMMARY.

RESCUE/ARRESTS IN JAKARTA

3. (SBU) The GOI has just completed a major Trafficking in
Persons (TIP) rescue. Officers from the West Jakarta police
sector raided three local establishments on July 19. During
the operation, the INP arrested three Indonesians for
operating forced prostitution rings and TIP. The police
rescued 111 Indonesian women and girls (ages 16-17). The
three individuals arrested have not yet been formally
arraigned, but will most likely be charged with operating
prostitution businesses and trafficking in persons, according
to Wirdanto Hadicoksono, the Head of the Criminal
Intelligence Division of the West Jakarta police sector.

USG TRAINING PLAYS ROLE

4. (SBU) USG training paid dividends in assisting the
rescue/arrest process. While interviewing the women and
girls involved, the police realized that some had been held
against their will--the victims of forced marriages or
otherwise. The officer-in-charge immediately contacted the
regional police command for assistance. The Regional Head of
the CID, Major Suyudi Setosent, sent one of his police
officers to assist with the interviews. This female officer
had just completed a DOJ International Criminal Investigation
Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), Diplomatic Security
Service (DSS) and Consular Affairs course. The officer was
able to confirm the evidence of trafficking thanks in large
part to the USG training she had just received.

TIP TRAINING COURSES

5. (U) The five-day TIP course provides police and
prosecutors with focused training on international law,
counterfeit document recognition, investigation techniques
and methods to apply Indonesia's trafficking laws when the
cases go to trial (the law was introduced in 2007). During
the course, the officials also learn from DSS, ICITAP and the
Consular Affairs Fraud Prevention Unit a holistic perspective
on the local, national and regional implications of human
trafficking and how it affects the victims and their
families.

6. (U) The course has been held twice this year (June and
July) with 25 police officers and 10 prosecutors attending
each session. There are three more sessions scheduled for
2008.

POLICE PROACTIVE AGAINST TRAFFICKING

7. (SBU) This latest police action against trafficking
highlights the continuing problem and the proactive steps the
INP is taking to address it. As outlined above, for example,
USG training is assisting the effort. Our training is often

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the first opportunity that most police get to learn about the
problem and how to deal with it.

HUME

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