THREE Asians facing charges of human trafficking appeared in the High Court in Suva yesterday.
Thailand national Phanat Laojindamanee, Fiji national Zhang Yong and Hong Kong national Lum Bing appeared before Justice Paul Madigan.
Lawyer Aseri Vakaloloma appeared for Mr Laojindamanee while Akuila Naco appeared for Mr Yong and Mr Bing.
Mr Vakaloloma said he would file an objection to the caution interview because his client did not understand what was being said.
However, Justice Madigan said Mr Laojindamannee was very clear that he brought the girls to work in massage parlours and that they stayed at Holiday Inn before moving to the Peninsula Hotel.
He refused bail to Mr Laojindamanee and Mr Bing, saying they were flight risks and had no links to Fiji.
State lawyer Seini Puamau said the evidence they had was strong and Mr Laojindamanee was allegedly facilitating trafficking.
She alleged that it was an internationally-organised activity and there seemed to be a local link.
Ms Puamau said the girls would go to the local leader who told them if they did not want to work, they had to pay for the plane tickets.
Justice Madigan adjourned the case to October 17.