Saudi Owned Home Near CIA Raided for Possible Human Trafficking

Posted: May 2, 2013 in World News
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May 2, 2013 11:41 AM

http://washington.cbslocal.com

McLEAN, Va. (CBSDC) — A quiet, upscale neighborhood in McLean, Va. is stunned to learn that federal authorities are investigating a home owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for possible human trafficking violations.

Two women were rescued from the home, located in the 6000 block of Orris Street, during a raid by local police and federal agents on Tuesday.

It is believed the women are from the Philippines and work at the Saudi Embassy in Washington.

The pair claim to have been mistreated, a State Department officials tells CNN.

The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency is less than two miles from the guarded, gated home.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators are handling the case, which officials say is in the beginning stages. Authorities tell the Associated Press the focus of the investigation is on potential victims.

If ICE officials determine a crime has been committed a possibility exists that no charges will be filed due to diplomatic immunity.

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