The Hawks in the Northern Cape have arrested a second suspect linked to an alleged human trafficking ring in Johannesburg.
The man was apprehended in Sandton on Saturday.
It is alleged women had been lured from Upington and forced into prostitution in Johannesburg.
The latest arrest follows the apprehension of co-accused, Emmanuel Uzoaga earlier this month.
Hawks’ spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said, “A search was conducted in an apartment at Sandton which is reported to be used as a brothel. During the search, three victims aged between 19 and 24 were rescued.”
Cellphones and cash were also seized during the raid.
“The suspect is expected to appear before Upington Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 31 May 2021 where he will join his co-accused Emmanuel Uzoaga (33).”
#sapsHQ Suspect (29) arrested on 29/05 in Sandton by a multi-disciplinary team during an intelligence driven ongoing investigation into alleged #HumanTRafficking During the search, three victims aged between 19 and 24 were rescued. NP https://t.co/5yNffNNqXs pic.twitter.com/c7IPWBKB4H
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) May 30, 2021
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