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.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-02-17 23:07

    A high five for the SAPD. Keep up the good work.

      Janice - 2012-02-18 10:35

      Well dont Cops, now go get the rest!!!

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-02-17 23:21

    I hope they feedthe 4 to the sharks!!! Bloody Agents !!'

  • kseyffert - 2012-02-17 23:48

    High five to the SAPS!!!! Now, where can I find these animals? They need to be taken apart one joint at a time as a lesson to other animals who might decide to join this trade...

      comurray - 2012-02-18 09:46

      Yes without any anesthetic to dull the pain. Better still do it in public so there plenty of witnesses, that should put paid to others who might consider do the same to other innocent young girls.

      Hugo - 2012-02-18 13:35

      some people

  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-18 00:54

    And we worry more about when Juju farts than articles like this. Those poor children. I wonder if they were reported missing by their families? Well done, SAPS.

      Mark - 2012-02-18 09:15

      good question..wonder if their parents reported them missing

  • shelley.nott - 2012-02-18 01:44

    Me thinks it would take more than four people to run this kind of operation. Hope more arrests will follow. Good job SAPS

  • Kim - 2012-02-18 03:21

    Harsh sentence please. Throw the book at them.

      Michael - 2012-02-18 13:30

      Agree 100%

  • lhfick - 2012-02-18 06:09

    I fear that this might just be a drop in the bucket, but well done and no bail for them. I hope I am wrong!!!

  • Samantha Stevens - 2012-02-18 06:27

    Well done SAPS!!!- now make sure they never get out

      yolande.ndawonde - 2012-04-10 14:15

      I agree Sam , may they never get out

  • Silvana - 2012-02-18 07:01

    Surely the girls' parents filed a missing person's report?

  • Trevor - 2012-02-18 07:13

    This is sick those responsible must be locked up and the key throwen away

      Roberto - 2012-02-18 08:18

      Taxpayers are going to fund their worthless lives in prison. Makes me sick to think that my taxes pays for his existence. Better to let them escape and get killed in doing so.

  • Thando - 2012-02-18 07:26

    I bet you the perps were nigerian ? Why not simply kick out all nigerians ? At least our daughters will be safe

      Mark - 2012-02-18 09:14

      dont kick them out..shoot them or hang them..they just come back

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-02-18 11:18

      Must be! I've always said their businesses must be shady. Why does a hair salon have to be open for 24 hours a day? Who does their hair at 02:00 vele? Mcim

      Manny - 2012-02-18 13:22

      No, Thando, invite more forigners. AU without borders, 1 happy family from Cape to Cairo, is that not what they are fighting for? And JuJu in charge of it all. Life is one big (afrikan) party

      John - 2012-02-18 13:48

      And what if they not?? What if they South Africans??

  • Brian - 2012-02-18 07:41

    Any one care to take a bet there are Nigerians involved?

      Manny - 2012-02-18 13:24

      No Brian, its the 3rd force, or maybe apartheid making a comeback . . . Nigerians are highly moral people, thats why your government opened its borders to them, Zimbabweans, Congolese and all the rest of the afrikan trash that litter our cities today

  • Linda - 2012-02-18 07:41

    Real man would not sleep with kid(12 - 18), surely there is something wrong with our society. Dont have a problem with this industry but have the problem with the way it is conducted, and very much disappointed in the fact that this building has been operating as a prostitution next ever since I know DBN.

      Mark - 2012-02-18 09:10

      what industry are you addressing to..child sex or prostitution..? pse be more specific.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-18 23:19

      Prostituation. That is a neulogism for what is happening today. Open a newspaper and see the ads for the oldest job in human history. When women have no recourse, that is what they turn to. How many Fathers pay for their offspring in SA? Black or any tribe? Linda is quite right. Employ women of an age where they are considered adults. Don't indoctrinate children of 12 in the business.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-18 07:42

    very unusual for the police force. they are normally somehow involved or sleeping at the charge office

      Mark - 2012-02-18 09:12

      comrade..give give credit where credit is due..there are hard working police members out there..dont let the few bad apples cloud your judgement.

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-18 09:23

      no comrade is right i also figured em sleeping at the police station. my parents car got broken into 4 years ago, took them police 2 hours to get across the street cause we lived oppisite a police station!! if that is not incompetance or a sign of just laziness then i dont know what is...

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-18 23:21

      opinionater - the police force is changing. There are a lot of committed officers out there. Four years ago I would have said the same. Things are moving forward. Don't bugger it up with negativity.

  • Michael - 2012-02-18 07:45

    Why so little information? There have been "busts" before, especially in Durban, but then all goes quiet and there is no further news about the case. Hope it doesn't happen this time round.

  • donovan.botha - 2012-02-18 07:53

    well done sapd do not stop till you have them all go go go!!!

  • Emma - 2012-02-18 08:18

    omg, my son is 12 years old... this is really so shocking and so sad. poor little things are going to need so much help and love to recover. give them all to me, i will love them. what a crying shame, adults ruining them before they've even had a chance....

      Mark - 2012-02-18 09:13

      my same sentiments..appreciate your good heart

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-18 08:41

    Excellent! Send the scum to Leeukop. If bonuses are to be paid - these SAPS guys deserve it. Not the political "leaders".

  • Mark - 2012-02-18 09:07

    deport or hang the animals operating in this trade..what the hell are they doing in our country..get rid of them.

  • Abdirizak - 2012-02-18 10:53

    i think aharser sentence should be given to those found guilty

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-18 11:45

    Well done, SAPS!

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-18 12:21

    This has been Nigerians written all over it! Drugs & pimping is their specialty, amongst other things!

  • Bobo - 2012-02-18 16:01

    The nationality of the sick B@$t@rds is besides the poit, we all know that these type of crimes is on the increase. All communities around the country just simply have to fight for our kids. Please join for free, and register your family / report suspect behaviour.

  • Achmat - 2012-02-18 16:02

    well done to the police now used that 4 arrested as drug mules and send them to china

  • Jan - 2012-02-18 19:54

    Well done to the SAPS. Putting these animals in jail will just add to the overcrowding issue. Better idea to release them into the care of the children's families. Better yet, generate a healthy income for the Childrens fund by auctioning off the idiots to the general public at large. Canned hunting sounds like a good idea. No firearms though.... only general garage tools and oxy/acetalene flames..

  • Gail - 2012-02-18 20:15

    Well done SAPD. You could start by looking at the Eastern Cape where the girl caught in Thailand comes from. Her friend recruits on Facebook and probably on other social media as well.

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-02-18 21:21

    Excellent work to the SAP.

  • Alwyn - 2012-02-19 00:34

    Please SAP, may I have those 4? I would love to give them a job. I am in need of people to wash my seven Boerbulls.....

  • Monica - 2012-02-22 08:28

    where is our world going ? i meam men that sleep with 12yrs old ,that is rideculuos

  • Monica - 2012-02-22 08:32

    well done SAPS that was a brilliant jobs

  • schrickker - 2012-02-26 09:39

    where are the pairents of those children are they also perhaps doing the same.I hope when the police find them that thay will also be charged

  • Thando - 2012-03-20 18:07

    Kzn rocks!

  • richard.j.vanrensburg - 2012-04-10 13:52

    You know what pisses me off? The useless cops of this country do one small thing against the crime in this beautiful/ugly country of ours and are praised for it so much! How much of this stuff is happening? They are pathetic, If the SAPS can do this everyday, SA will be a better place! But they won't! Why? Because the majority are corrupt sons' of bitches and R500 in the pocket every now and then is more enticing then the liberation of these kids sold into sex slavery!!!!!

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