Flight attendants save human trafficking victims

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A Hawaiian Airlines plane landing at Los Angeles International Airport
A Hawaiian Airlines plane landing at Los Angeles International Airport

Flight attendants of Hawaiian Airlines have been commended for helping to save three young females from an apparent human trafficking situation, a report said.

Reports say that the flight attendants had a gut feeling that something was not quite right and decided to act.

It started when flight attendant Wesley Hirata notified his fellow crew members about suspicions he had regarding an older Asian man who boarded a Honolulu-bound flight in Los Angeles with the three Caucasian females, Honolulu’s KITV-TV reported.

After scouring through the plane’s manifest, the flight attendants discovered that all three females were listed under the same name and one of them was underage, according to the news site.

The captain was alerted of the situation, and requested that security be waiting in Honolulu.

Authorities in Honolulu questioned the group and subsequently referred the case to the FBI as human trafficking, KITV reported.


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