A joint operation was executed on two establishments Friday night which resulted in several persons being taken into custody for further questioning.
Operations carried out at the Jam Dung Night Club and Wendy’s Bar and Restaurant were carried out to identify possible trafficked persons and possible offenders of the country’s human trafficking laws.
Dubbed “the rescue mission”, the joint operation targeted establishments based on information of possible unlawful activities relating to human trafficking and other offences.
At the end of the operations a total of 19 potential victims were identified and four persons are assisting with the ongoing investigations.
The joint operation included members from the Ministry of Health, the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, the Ministry of Public Safety & Labour, the Immigration Department, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF), and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS).