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Two arrested, 17 victims of human trafficking rescued in Mombasa

Two suspects have been arrested and 17 suspected victims of human trafficking have been rescued by detectives in Mombasa.

Acting on intelligence report, the detectives intercepted the lorry at Makupa bridge before escorting it to Makupa police station where the victims of Ethiopia origin were rescued.

“DCI’s Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) detectives have today arrested a driver and his turnboy, and rescued 17 persons believed to be victims of human trafficking; a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights.

Acting on intelligence, the sleuths laid a trap at Makupa bridge where they intercepted an Isuzu lorry Reg. No. KCL 849M that was being driven by Richard Mbeke.

Upon opening the lorry’s carriage, 17 men of Ethiopian origin were rescued from therein and escorted to Makupa Police Station in the company of the lorry’s driver and his turnboy Joseph Ndung’u.

The entire group will be arraigned Thursday morning at a Mombasa court.” said DCI

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