Ghana – 2 Chinese arrested in Ghana for human trafficking

March 7, 2014

ACCRA, March 6 — Two Chinese nationals are set to go on trial here for allegedly trafficking seven Vietnamese into Ghana, local reports said here on Wednesday.

According to local Joy f, radio station, the two were said to have been arrested after surveillance mounted on their activities since last November, by the police with support from ace investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The director of the anti-human trafficking unit of the Police Service, Patience Quaye, who named one of the two Chinese as Hwan Se Hui, 49, explained that the two culprits were part of an international ring of human traffickers and were arrested by the police in their base in Takoradi, Wednesday.

“The suspects promised to send the Vietnamese women to work in a factory in the U. S. but rather brought them to Takoradi, Ghana, where they worked as prostitutes for several months,” Quaye added.

Quaye said the police had initially received information from the International Police Agency (Interpol) that some Vietnamese women were being trafficked to an unknown destination and alerted them to be on the lookout.

She said after tracking some contact numbers provided by Interpol it was realized the women had been trafficked into Ghana and so they had to alert all stakeholders to support them in arresting the traffickers.

Quaye said the suspects will quickly be prosecuted in Ghana and if found guilty would be jailed right here in Ghana.

“The victims will then be taken through some counseling session by the Gender Ministry, before they will be returned to Vietnam,” she said.