Two Men arrested for human Trafficking in Timor-Leste

Two Men arrested for human Trafficking in Timor-Leste


DILI, 27 june 2022 (TATOLI)— Timor-Leste Criminal and Scientific Investigation Police (TL-CSIP), arrested two men at Dili, Nicolau Lobato Airport on Friday afternoon on suspicion of the labor force and human trafficking in Timor-Leste, both accused of supplying seven illegal female workers from Timor-Leste to work in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the Police, the suspect with the initials AES from Bahrain and another suspect IGAE from Sudan arrived at the International Airport on Friday with CITYLINK Air from Indonesia.

“Today we arrested two men suspected of human trafficking. They are working with three other suspects who have recently been arrested by the police for human trafficking,” CSoIP Deputy Director Adino Nunes Cabral told Tatoli in his office, Colmera Dili.

Nunes said the two were arrested by police following an investigation by a recruitment agency in Indonesia that collaborated with three other suspects previously detained and accused of supplying seven Timorese female workers to Dubay.

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“The suspects communicated with each other through online transnational crimes, saying they would recruit more Timorese to work overseas. Their communications were identified by the Police, and they were arrested when they arrived at Nicolau Lobato Airport,”

Under the law, (TL-CSIP) has 12 hours to conduct further investigations while waiting on a court order to detain the individuals.

(TL-CSIP) will issue a request to the public prosecutor and the Court for detention.

“After receiving the court order the suspects will be detained for 72 hours before being assigned to their first interrogation,”

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Journalist: Natalino Costa

Editor : Florencio Miranda Ximenes 

Translation: Camilo de Sousa


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