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Allegations Of Human Trafficking At Saudi Compound In Fairfax

The home in question is located about a mile from CIA headquarters in Fairfax County.
Armando Trull
The home in question is located about a mile from CIA headquarters in Fairfax County.

Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by the government of Saudi Arabia in Fairfax County.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told the Associated Press that agents went to the home in McLean, Va., on Tuesday night and removed the two possible victims of domestic servitude and Fairfax County police were called in to help.

Reports say the two women removed may have been from the Phillipines. It's not clear what prompted authorities to raid the gated compound.

ICE spokesman Brandon Montgomery says if investigators get reasonable information or confirmation they would "rescue the individuals and begin a full investigation, not let them linger in potential abuse.''

According to real estate records, the home on Orris Street is owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Armed Forces Office.

A spokesperson for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia could not be reached for comment.

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