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Lack of evidence shelves trafficking case

2012-02-27 21:19

Durban - Charges have been dropped against seven people accused of human trafficking and of using women for prostitution, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday

"The case was provisionally withdrawn on Sunday because of insufficient evidence," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The seven were arrested in Umbilo, in Durban, on Saturday after a tip-off about a house that was being used as a brothel. The premises were raided on Friday afternoon.

"During the operation, five females and two men were found in the house. The key suspects, a manager and her son, as well as a security guard, were charged with human trafficking and keeping a brothel," Zwane said at the time.

Four other people were charged with prostitution.

Comments
  • John - 2012-02-27 22:01

    Human Trafficking ...THAT IS VERY BAD !!!! I bet that judges dismissed the case with the argument that those woman was not good looking for that job...(insufficient evidence) Joke aside. I hope those girls are safely returned home.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-02-28 02:26

    Hmmm.. I am wondering who scored and how much????

  • David - 2012-02-28 07:09

    I wonder which government official / connection is involved that suddenly the case is withdrawn?

  • Andy - 2012-02-28 20:55

    Very bad because this will encourage more crime and worse, human trafficing,..am a girl and this is however upseting me knowing that am not safe in my own country and bad people are not punished bt are freely walking around hunting for us..this is not fair!!!!

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