A 27-year-old man has been arrested for human trafficking in Bakerton this afternoon (Tuesday).
The Ekurhuleni East Cluster Crime Intelligence unit received information relating to human trafficking at about 1.30pm today.
The unit quickly organised a sector vehicle and on arrival at the crime scene they found a 27-year-old foreign man trying to run away but he was apprehended by the police.
“On further investigation the police noticed a room was locked and they broke open the door and found 13 illegal immigrants locked inside.
“They each allegedly paid the suspect R100 000 to be brought into South Africa illegally.
“A case docket of human trafficking has been opened for further investigation,” says Springs Police spokesperson
Captain Johannes Ramphora.
The Addie will follow up on this story as it develops.
The police were still on the scene at the time of publication.
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