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Arrest human trafficking case

Willemstad – Thursday evening a man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in the form of labor exploitation, human trafficking and illegal employment. In addition, searches have taken place in various places.

The suspicion towards the suspects arose as a result of a report and some witness statements. The male suspect is a detective of the National Criminal Investigation Department in Curaçao. The rumors that it would be a Coast Guard officer are totally incorrect. To guarantee the independence of the investigation, the National Criminal Investigation Department in Sint Maarten is in charge of the investigation, which is also being carried out by a multidisciplinary investigation team set up on Curacao for human trafficking cases.

There is currently no suspicion of misuse of powers; the investigation team suspects that the man committed the facts outside of his work as a country investigator. In the interest of the investigation, which will be continued in the coming period, no further announcements can be made at this time

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