Police said as a result of the search, three persons were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, and one female, Genette Colastin 37, from Pockwood Pond was subsequently charged on February 4, 2023, with various human trafficking offenses.
“The other two persons were released pending further investigation. Four persons who are believed to be victims of human trafficking from another island were rescued. They are now in the hands of the Immigration Department,” police said.
According to the release, the Police Commissioner Mr Mark Collins said that the investigation is a complex one that is far-reaching.
Probe is complex & far-reaching - Top Cop
According to the release, the Police Commissioner Mr Mark Collins said that the investigation is a complex one that is far-reaching, “human trafficking also known as modern-day slavery is a problem all over the world. If you have any suspicion of human trafficking, I urge you to call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 800 8477,” he said.
Persons interested in more information on human trafficking, help, or advice can visit the websites antislavery.org or humantraffickinghotline.org.
Police said that given the investigation remains ongoing, the force will not be making any further comments on the matter.