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Police names two charged with human trafficking

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Two people will appear in court today to answer charges associated with human trafficking.
According to a press release this morning, Amelia Joseph, 36, of Waterhall Land, Eagle Hall, St Michael, and Keenon Chase, 22, of King William Street, Bridgetown, were arrested and charged after investigations by the newly formed Sex Crimes and Trafficking Unit of The Royal Barbados Police Force.
Both are jointly charged for managing a brothel, living on the earnings and receiving some of the victims.
Chase will also answer the charge of harbouring five female Guyanese nationals, while Joseph will answer charges of forced labour and confiscation of travel documents of the five women.
The press release stated that a police operation on Thursday took place at a bar at Nelson Street, Bridgetown, where five female Guyanese nationals were taken away for further investigations. (CM/PR)

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