Bringing Light to the Darkness of Human Trafficking (Trafficking in Persons)

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (UNI) The city police have arrested a five-member gang which indulged in cheating, illegal human smuggling, trafficking and sexual exploitation under guise of providing job visas to foreign counties.

Police seized net cash Rs 1.6 lakhs, visa documents and five mobile phones from their possession.

On credible information, the sleuths of Special Operation Team (SOT), Malkajgiri Zone apprehended Uppe Trimurthulu (32) of Godi village, East Godavari district, Madiki Tathaji (26) of Kopprupentakaluva of West Godavari district, Pothula Dasu (30) of Jeedimetla and native of East Godavari, Goganamanda Rama Rao (40) of Rayappa Nagar, West Godavari and Sala Murali (37) of Pet Sangam, Kamareddy district. Five others hailing from Amalapuram presently working as manpower agencies in Dubai were absconding, police said.

The main accused PothulaSrinuBabu alias Dubai Srinu, AlpaSrinu, Satyawathi, Kareem, Mariyamma, Laxmi and others were residing in Dubai/Muscat and other Arab countries since more than 10 years and having good contacts with the man power agencies at Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain and indulging in illegal human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The accused contacting to their brother’s, relatives, friends informing them that they will send Visas from Dubai Arab manpower offices by managing the Arab managers in manpower agencies and informing them to contact the villagers especially married women with a promise of providing job visas for working as home maids, cook, cleaners, children caretakers and to pay them more than 30,000 rupees per month. The gullible women believing the version of the agents and by leaving their children, husband and other family members leave to Dubai, Muscat and after going there the other agents in Dubai are receiving them and taking them to the manpower agencies and selling over them to Arab offices for lakhs of rupees.

Only after they coming to know that they are cheated by the agents by sending them on tourist visa they are confined to the illegal manpower agency offices and secretly sending them forcibly for sexual exploitation. The innocent women folk are put under fear of arrest for illegal staying in Dubai and exploiting them.

The main agents who are settled in Dubai are playing with the lives of the innocent people by calling them to Arab Countries to provide jobs and cheating them by selling them to the manpower agencies for lakhs of rupees and earning money illegally, police added.

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