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14 arrested in anti-human trafficking operation

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Fourteen persons were arrested by investigators attached to Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) as part of an operation to clampdown on human trafficking.




The police say the accused were held over the weekend in a series of anti-human trafficking raids under its 'Operation Fix it' initiative.



They say over the three days OCID, with the support of the Mobile Reserve, carried out raids across the Corporate Area, including several businesses operating as brothels.



The police say several documents and cash were seized during the operation.



The police say following investigations the accused were charged with a range of offences including breaches of the Dangerous Drugs, Sexual Offences and the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) acts.



They say they were offered bail and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 24.



Head of OCID Senior Superintendent Clifford Chambers, is appealing to victims of human trafficking or anyone with information about these cases to make a report to the police so the matter can be investigated.



SSP Chambers laments that modern day slavery is a crime and persons who continue to sexually exploit persons, especially females and young children will be facing the courts to answer to this heinous crime.



In the meantime, the Police have named Micheal Davis otherwise called ‘Sniper’ as a person of interest in relation to breaches of the Sexual Offences Act.



Davis is being asked to report to OCID immediately.



Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Micheal Davis is asked to contact the OCID at 967-1389, Crime stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.



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