Police detectives attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba yesterday arrested six human trafficking syndicate who had been operating in Asaba and Okpanam communities, and rescued 12 out of the 15 children unharmed.
Police image maker in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said three others were on the run, adding that the suspects detained at the Police State CID were currently helping the police with further investigation.
She said that the leader of the syndicates, “Madam Cash” had been operating under cover up in a restaurant around Umuaji “Stop abortion”Quarters in Asaba where allegedly, she would often hoodwink unsuspecting parents of the kids to do business with her, before she ferries them out of the state.
Her words: “We have arrested human traffickers, and their leader identified as “Madam Cash” from Imo State, she has been operating in Asaba under the guise of operator of a restaurant, and we rescued
12 kids in her custody. She is currently helping the police with further investigation while three of her gang members are on the run”.