people were rescued and six suspects were arrested for human trafficking.
the statement, the Hawks said on Friday that the suspects, between 21 and 68
years of age, were arrested on Wednesday in the Free State.
victims were rescued on a farm in Odendaalsrus.
to the hawks, they acted on information received from Interpol.
followed up on information received from Interpol‚ about a victim who was
allegedly trafficked from Lesotho and kept against her will at a farm in
arrival at the given address‚ five victims were found and rescued.
security guard and a manager at the farm were arrested on the spot‚” a Hawks
female suspects alleged to be recruiters were busted in Khune‚ Welkom.
two suspects‚ a receptionist and a security guard‚ were arrested at a lodge
apparently operating as a brothel in Welkom‚ wherein four victims were
rescued‚” the Hawks said.
of the victims‚ amongst them four females and three males‚ originate from
Lesotho whilst the other three females are from Bloemfontein. The victims are
being kept at a place of safety.”
suspects are expected to appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday.