131 Saved from being  Trafficked to the Middle East, 2 Suspects Arrested

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Two suspects are in custody after the Territorial Police in Kampala Metropolitan North and Nansana Division raided World Gate Training Centre, on July 31, 2023, a home that was harbouring 131 persons under the disguise of training and inducting them for the labour market in the Middle East.

The Police identified the two suspects as, Namubiru Rashida, a trainer, and Ramathan Hakim, were arrested for alleged trafficking in persons.

Police spokesperson SCP Enanga Fred, in a press release yesterday evening, said the home was not registered or licenced and has been operating illegally.

“The facts gathered indicate that a one Musa Suna, without registering his World Gate training centre, was conducting a training for 131 persons recruited by different agencies and gathered them in a home in Nansana. The training was basically in catering and housekeeping for the job market in the Middle East,” SCP Enanga said.

“The victims had spent several months on training, all their phones removed to block them from any external contact. They were initially confined in a fenced home in Nansana. On July 22, 2023, they were transferred to Akright cell where they were recovered from the home of Alex Mary Nantongo,” Enanga added.

The 8 companies that handed over the recruited victims include, Cornel Recruitment Co., Janulani-Kalerwe, Swift in Wakaliga, Masaba located in Kawempe (Kutano), Trinity Travel Agency, located in Nkrumah (Makayi Plaza), Herbrah International located in Bukoto, Wamba Recruitment Agency, and Labaf Solution located in Minister’s Village, Ntinda.

Efforts are in place to identify and locate all the other perpetrators of Human trafficking who are part of this racket and still at large, and ensure they are arraigned before the courts of law.

In a bid to curb trafficking of persons, the Joint Security Agencies are committed to doing everything within their means, to combat the dangerous and exploitative crime of Human Trafficking, that devastates survivors and their families.

Enanga applauded the community for their levels of vigilance, which enabled the task teams in Kajjansi to raid the rented hub, rescue the victims, and hand them over to their families.

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