Monday 14 October, 2019

19 Spanish speaking girls rescued in human trafficking bust

Nineteen Spanish speaking teenage girls believed to be from Venezuela have been rescued by police following a major human trafficking bust at a Chinese restaurant along Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain, early on Wednesday.

Police arrested six people of Asian descent for harbouring the girls, ages 15 to 19.

The early morning operation at the Stir Fry King Restaurant included officers of the Special Organisation Response Team (SORT), Child Protection Unit (CPU) and the Financial Investigation Branch (FIB).

The girls were medically examined, and are currently being kept at a police facility in the Western Division.

We’ll have more on this story as updates become available.

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