Two Chinese Women Rescued from Brothel in Cape Town
Once again, Human Trafficking is found in our own backyard. This time Goodwood Cape Town.
See this article from last week where two Chinese women were lured to Cape Town on lucrative job promises, only to be forced to work in prostitution. Their recruiters: friends from China. Their captors: two other Chinese women. City Police and Western Cape’s Human Trafficking Task Force did a fantastic job at identifying and rescuing these victims! Way to go law enforcement!
Two human trafficking suspects arrested
Feb 10, 2011 4:47 PM | By Sapa
Two Chinese women suspected of involvement in a human trafficking ring were arrested and two others who were being held captive were rescued in Goodwood, the City of Cape Town said on Thursday.
Photograph by: PETER DEJONG
The pair face charges of kidnapping and assault and were expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court on Friday, said assistant police chief Nathan Ladegourdie.
After an investigation, police swooped on a massage parlour that had been operating as a brothel.
Two women, aged 25 and 29, who were found tied up with nylon straps, were being forced to work as prostitutes.
Their captors allegedly lured women to South Africa with the promise of employment.
The victims told police they were promised positions in a reputable company with salaries ranging from R40,000 to R50,000 per month.
On their first night in Cape Town at the Goodwood residence, both women were allegedly raped. They are now being kept in a safe house.
Police also found that the business was not registered as a massage parlour.