Three suspected human traffickers arrested in Koforidua

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Three ‘human traffickers’ were arrested, 20 victims were rescued.

Three notorious foreign nationals who are suspected to be human traffickers have been arrested by authorities in Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Sources have it that the suspects who have been nabbed rented an apartment at Trom, a suburb of New Juaben South Municipality, and through the internet recruited their victims mostly from Burkina Faso under the guise of securing them a well-paid job in Ghana.

Upon arrival of their victims, they detain and extort monies from them, seize their traveling documents and mobile phones.

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About 20 victims including three young women detained in the suspect’s house were also rescued during the operation on Saturday, January 9, 2020.

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One of the male victims, however, managed to escape a few days ago, and after joining the Muslim prayers at Koforidua Zongo narrated his ordeal to the Muslim leadership through a French interpreter.

It was reported to the police which leads to the arrest of the three suspects who are currently in police custody.

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