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"The case was provisionally withdrawn on Sunday because of insufficient evidence," Captain Thulani Zwane said.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

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