39 human trafficking victims rescued from Belfast farm

Thirty-nine people, including children, women and males, were rescued from a farm last Friday.

This was during a multidisciplinary operation by members of Nelspruit Serious Organised Crime. Flying Squad, Department of Labour and Home Affairs, where two suspects were arrested. The victims included seven women, nine children under the age of five, and 23 males over the age of 18.

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According to police reports, the modus operandi involves victims being brought into South Africa in a taxi from Mozambique to Lydenburg. That is where the son of the farm owner and his accomplice meet and pay the driver. They will then bring the victims to the farm for laboring.

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They currently kept the rescued victims at a place of safety. The suspects appeared in the Belfast Magistrate’s Court on Monday facing human trafficking charges. Investigations continue with more arrests than expected.

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