Two brothers accused of being involved in a human trafficking ring appeared in Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday.
Carlos Bernardo Guambe, 34, and Gabriele Bernardo Guambe, 32, were arrested on Friday arrested after 39 years Trafficking victims were rescued from a farm in Belfast during a multidisciplinary operation by members of the Serious Organized Crime Unit of Nelspruit Police, Air Force and the Labor and Home Ministries.
To the victims included seven women and nine children under the age of five.
“Information gathered at the scene says the modus operandi is for the victims to be taken in a taxi from Mozambique to Lydenburg in South Africa, where the son of the Farm owners and A trafficker meets the taxi driver and pays. Victims are then taken to work on the farm,” Hawks spokesman Col Katlego Mogale said. The case was postponed to July 27 so the brothers could enlist the services of attorneys. They remain in detention.
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