Two arrested for human trafficking

2014-07-18 18:25

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Johannesburg - North West police said on Friday that two Nigerians had been arrested in Rustenburg for human trafficking.

Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said the men, aged 29 and 30, were arrested after a 24-year-old Cape Town woman told the police she had been forced into prostitution.

"According to the information received, the woman was offered a lift by one of the suspects on 11 July after visiting her boyfriend in Springs," he said.

"One of the men allegedly failed to stop and allow the woman to get out of the vehicle at the agreed destination and instead drove to Rustenburg."

She was allegedly locked inside a house and was later taken to a street in Rustenburg to do business as a prostitute, guarded by one of the men.

The woman managed to tell patrolling police what was going on and identified the 30-year-old man guarding her.

"The other man arrived with a car a while later and both were arrested," said Mokgwabone.

- SAPA
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