Two women rescued from ‘human trafficking’ syndicate

Written by on January 8, 2018

Two women, both aged 22, have been rescued from what appears to be a human trafficking syndicate in Milnerton, Cape Town.

The women were allegedly forced to work as sex-workers after being “lured” from Mpumalanga and Free State in 2017, with promises of employment.

According to a police statement, one suspect has been arrested in connection with human trafficking charges.

The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday ruled that the 39-year-old suspect, Chibuike Innocent Nwosu, will remain in police custody pending further investigation.

Nwosu’s arrest follows a raid by the Hawk’s Anti-human trafficking Unit, K9 Unit and local police, in response to a tip-off on Thursday.

The women have been taken to a place of safety.

Investigations continue.

Image credit: (SAPS)


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