Il­le­gal im­mi­grants re­main in cus­tody as cops in­ves­ti­gate

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

TWO il­le­gal im­mi­grants ar­rested dur­ing a raid at a Brack­en­ham home two weeks ago will re­main in cus­tody while the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

They were nabbed when po­lice swooped on a house in Boul­der Bend.

Po­lice sub­se­quently dis­missed ru­mours of a hu­man traf­fick­ing ring oper­at­ing from the prop­erty. A num­ber of chil­dren, con­firmed by po­lice to be the sus­pects’ own chil­dren, were re­moved from the house and taken to a place of safety.

One sus­pect found in pos­ses­sion of a false pass­port also faces a charge of fraud.

They are ex­pected to be back in the Richards Bay Mag­is­trate’s Court next Tues­day.

In a sep­a­rate and un­re­lated case this week, a Richards Bay em­ployer was ar­rested on Tues­day for em­ploy­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grants.

Richards Bay SAPS Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, Capt Deb­bie Fer­reira, con­firmed that the em­ployer is ex­pected to ap­pear in court soon with the three work­ers charged with be­ing in the coun­try il­le­gally.

‘We ap­peal to all busi­ness own­ers and com­pa­nies to en­sure their staff are em­ployed with all the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments in place if they are im­mi­grants,’ she said.

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