11 March 2016

Zimbabwe: Human Trafficking Syndicate Busted

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Detectives escort seven suspects believed to be part of a human trafficking syndicate.

Seven people believed to be part of a human trafficking syndicate that was luring female job seekers to Kuwait on the pretext of having secured employment for them only to be used as cheap labourers and sex workers, have been arrested.

It is alleged their victims were placed under 'house arrest' and not paid their wages as their earnings were reportedly wired to the suspected traffickers in Zimbabwe as payment.

Their Arab accomplices would demand ransom from the victims' families for them to release the women.

The suspected agents reportedly lied to the victims that they would be afforded an opportunity to further their studies by their 'employers' in that country.

Josephine Gondo (57), Tonderai Gondwa (26) both from Chitungwiza, Fadzai Nyahondo (19) from Glen Norah and Edgar Muchineripi Gora (33) from Waterfalls, are some of the suspects.

The other three are Lucia Chibayambuya (26) and her brother Lawrence (23) and Faith Magora, all from Marondera.

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