CoP orders investigation into allegations of human trafficking

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CoP orders investigation into allegations of human trafficking

Commissioner of Police, Erla Christopher has ordered an investigation into the allegations of Human Trafficking, currently in the public domain.

Following a meeting with the Director of the Counter Trafficking Unit, Commissioner Christopher appointed a special team of officers to investigate the matter.

Commissioner Christopher added, “These allegations of human trafficking are serious, and will not be taken lightly”.

She has given the assurance that the matter will be vigorously pursued and thoroughly investigated.

The allegations have been swirling around the United National Congress (UNC), who have vehemently denied that any member of its party has ever been involved in human trafficking,

The issue has created a firestorm after Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said a 2020 US Department of State Trafficking in Persons report was, in fact, referring to a member of the Opposition when it reported on a senior government official who was involved in human trafficking.

The UNC has denied this claim, but former UNC MPs Dr Devant Maharaj and Dr Vasant Bharath have also claimed to have been aware of the issue while they were in the PP government and that the party’s leadership was also aware.