Three suspects apprehended for alleged trafficking in persons – Eastern Cape

Another suspect arrested for alleged trafficking in persons - Northern Cape

Three suspects, two males and a female are expected to appear in the Keiskamahoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 28 May 2021 for alleged trafficking in persons charges.

The trio aged 32, 36 and 42 was arrested by the East London Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and King William’s Town K9 on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

It is alleged that during the period between February 2019 to March 2021, the arrested female who is a mother to a 13-year-old who suffers from Downsyndrome, sold her and a 15-year-old to the male suspects who are shop owners in Keiskamahoek for sexual exploitation.

The matter was reported to the East London Serious Organised Crime Investigation team for probing which led to the arrest of the trio.