5 arrested in suspected human smuggling racket involving Haitians

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Police have arrested five persons in connection with a suspected human smuggling and trafficking in person racket following the discovery of 26 Haitian nationals in a city hotel and in a minibus on the Linden-Mabura Road.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement noted that ranks of the Guyana Police Force conducted two search and cordon operations in Georgetown and Region 10 when they discovered the nationals at a city hotel and in a mini-bus on the Linden – Mabura Road.

Ten nationals are adult males, nine are adult females and seven are children (two –boys and five- girls). The Ministry said they are currently in protective care pending the outcome of the investigation.

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