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Busted Human Trafficking Racket

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Tuesday made public seven suspects who have been charged with human trafficking. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Hemanta Malla Thakuri, the chief of CIB, said the suspects were arrested based on the infomration provided by the women who were rescued by the International Organization for Migration from Kenya.

The suspects have been identified as Rajendra Subedi Khatri aka Rajan (34) of Lalitpur, Sabin Shrestha aka Sabin Raja Manandhar (37) of Kathmandu, Tarun Rojana Khanagwal aka Riyan (27) of Indian capital New Delhi, Lalit Raj Singh Suwal (32) of Kathmandu, Sunil Adhikari (32) of Morang, Kedar Bahadur Khadka (34) of Sankhuwasabha, and Navin Dahal of Dhankuta.

The suspects were involved in trafficking Nepali women to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and other countries. They used to pick the girls, conduct photoshoots and then send their picutures to the agents in destination countries. After the girls were approved, the agents would send Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 as advance payment.

Women were usually flown to the Middle East and African countries with forged documents. Once the women reach their destinations, they are put to work in bars. Every day, they are given an earning target that they have to meet.

Published Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | 07:08 AM

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