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Two Charged for Human Trafficking Offences following report from Venezuelan Embassy.

Two Charged for Human Trafficking Offences following report from Venezuelan Embassy.

NEWS GRAPHIC 15The Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit has charged two people for human trafficking offences, following a report received from officials of the Venezuelan Embassy.

The accused are Eli Sylvester and Sandy Bedase-Andrews, who appeared in the San Fernando Magistrate Court today.

Both were charged under the Trafficking in Persons Act, 2011 for receiving and harbouring two Venezuelan women.

The women were rescued by the Counter Trafficking Unit on November 11 2015.

Bedase-Andrews, a businessman was charged under the Sexual Offences Act, for keeping a brothel. Sylvester meanwhile, was charged for assisting in the management of a brothel.

The two Venezuelan women brought the count of persons rescued by the Counter Trafficking Unit to twenty-six, since its establishment in January 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Hans-Elmar 3 years

    Anybody running a business should know brothels are illegal in T&T.Mr. Bedase has to reapply for a business permit. He should name his brothel “Church of joy” and everybody would respect his business.Once he calls himself a priest no law will touch him when he says I granted these two poor Venezuelan girls asylum in my church. However, for his stupidity he deserves a penalty. Just remember there is no brothel in T&T, but there are many churches.

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