Illegal immigrants remain in custody as cops investigate
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.