The Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) recently received a mobile phone forensic device from the United States Homeland Security Investigations (USHSI).
In a simple ceremony held in the DOJ premises last 7 March 2016, Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas received the UFED Cellebrite unit and thanked USHSI for this forensic device to effectively combat cybercrime. He said that “[t]his will further strengthen our commitment against child abuse.”
The event was attended by representatives from the USHSI Office in Manila, namely Attaché Ransom Avilla, Deputy Attaché Juan Bortfeld, Assistant Attaché Steven Sampilo, Assistant Attaché Jim Anglemyer, and Special Agent Keith Cramsey.
During the turnover ceremony, DOJ-OOC Agent-in-Charge Jed Sherwin Uy said the DOJ-OOC, together with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), recently scored high profile arrests on facilitators and perpetrators of online child abuse through valuable information shared by the USHSI who has been at the forefront in combatting child sexual exploitation.