Cops bust child-sex ring, 16 girls rescued

2012-02-17 22:28
Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal police have busted a human trafficking and child sex ring in Durban, SABC television news reported on Friday.

Colonel Vincent Mdunge said 16 girls were rescued from the building in the Point area in Durban, eight of them minors.

Some of the girls were as young as 12-years-old and some were under the influence of drugs.

"We are aware that the girls were captured in different parts of the country and were in transit in Durban. From there they are dispatched to different countries where they are sold for different reasons," Mdunge told the public broadcaster.

Some were used as prostitutes and others as drug mules.

Four people have been arrested, said Mdunge.

Police will now start searching for the girls' families.

- SAPA
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