Couple Charged With Trafficking In Filipina Maid

Last update: 14/09/2017

SHAH ALAM, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- A cost control officer with an oil exploration company and his wife were charged in the Sessions Court here today with trafficking in a Filipina maid for purpose of exploitation by use of force.

Mohamad Afzan Azemi, 35, and Norazni Razali, 30, who is a finance manager, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before judge Mohd Sabri Ismail.

They were alleged to have committed the offence on Joramie Garcia Torres, 31, at a house in Denai Alam here between Jan 23 and Aug 31 this year.

The charge, under Section 13 (b) of the Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and liable to fine , if found guilty.

Mohd Sabri allowed the couple to be freed on bail of RM20,000 in one surety each. He also set Oct 24 for mention.....