Two arrested for human trafficking

traffickingThe Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Tema Regional Police Command has arrested Nabista Margaret, 33, who attempted trafficking 16 Tenagers to Kuwait.

The suspect, was arrested last Tuesday, at 3 p.m. at her hideout at Kpone, following a tip-off.

Also arrested is her accomplice, Emmanuel Ashatey.

The Tema Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCOP Beatrice Zakpa Vib-Sanziri, said the Police had information that Margaret, a resident of Kpone, was preparing to traffic the 16 made up of 13 girls and three boys, aged between 15 to 20 years, to Kuwait and Jordan under the guise of evangelism.

She said, the suspect claimed that she brought the victims from Dambai in the Volta region to Kpone for evangelism when they agreed to follow her 10 days ago since they were interested in evangelism.

DCOP Vib-Sanziri, said further investigations by the Police led to the retrieval of  seven passports bearing the names of some of the victims in her custody, after which  the suspect confessed to recruiting the children and preparing to traffic them to Kuwait and Jordan.

She said the second suspect, Ashatey, who is an accomplice was arrested to assist in investigations.

Meanwhile, the victims have been relocated to a shelter pending investigations after which the suspects would be arraigned before court.

She said plans were underway to re-unite the children with their families after investigations.

She commended those whose vigilance led to the arrest of the culprits and appealed for more of such collaborations between police and the public to rid the society of miscreants.

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