Two Women Rescued in Possible Human Trafficking Accusations At Saudi Diplomatic Compound
Two domestic workers were removed yesterday from the McLean Saudi Mansion following accusations of servitude. The two women are believed to be from the Philippines. No charges were pressed against the Saudi officials who reside at the gated compound.
Two domestic workers have been removed from a diplomatic mansion in McLean following accusations they were being held like slaves.
The gated compound on Orris Street is owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces Office, according to real estate records.
A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tells WTOP agents responded to the home Tuesday night and removed the two possible victims of domestic servitude.
However, ICE says the workers were removed to protect their safety if in fact the accusations turn out to be true and the investigation isn’t complete.
Vehicles with diplomatic license plates were seen coming and going from the compound Wednesday, but no one there would comment.