Police charge sisters with trafficking in person

THE 31-year-old woman and her sister who are alleged to have been involved in a human trafficking case in New Zealand have been charged with 17 counts for trafficking in person.

The woman who was arrested at Nasole in Nasinu has also been charged with 11 counts of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering.

Her sister has been charged in absentia, also with five counts of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering.

The duo was the subject of a joint investigation between the Fiji Police Force and New Zealand Police, and New Zealand Immigration.

Police allege the two facilitated the travel of 17 Fijian citizens who were exploited through slavery and became victims of Human Trafficking in Auckland New Zealand between April and August 2014.

The 31-year-old will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court tomorrow whereby an arrest warrant will be filed for her sister who currently resides in Australia.

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