Allegations Of Human Trafficking At Saudi Compound In Fairfax | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

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.

NPR

Centenarian Poet Was A Fearless Guide To 'The Country Of Old Age'

Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.
NPR

Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.
NPR

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.
NPR

U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.