PH envoy to Canada faces human trafficking charges

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

May 13, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Philippine envoy to Canada is facing human trafficking charges involving the alleged exploitation of her nanny.

Last Friday, Canadian federal police charged Philippine diplomat Buenaflor Cruz and her husband Robert with mischief, uttering threats, and withholding the identification documents of their 26-year-old former nanny.

Buenaflor Cruz had been previously assigned to the Philippine embassy in Ottawa but was since reassigned to Manila.

A spokesman at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it is cooperating fully with Canadian authorities.

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