14 foreign nationals detained following TIP raids


Following information received from an Authority that persons were involved in Human trafficking, ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) conducted raids on two popular business locations, in Charlotte Street, Georgetown.


According to the police, Sixteen persons, inclusive of fourteen foreign nationals have been detained.


The persons are assisting with investigations.


Back in June, Twenty-nine non-nationals were apprehended in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) following an exercise carried out by the Ministry of Social Protection, and a team of officers from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons(TIP) Unit and the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO).


In July, the Ministry of Social Protection raided popular nightclub, Rio where eleven suspected victims of human trafficking were removed and placed in the protective care after the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection.

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