The Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent of Police Patience Quaye, has revealed that only expatriates were allowed to patronize the services of the six Vietnamese ladies who were trafficked to Takoradi in the Western Region by two Chinese nationals for prostitution.
The two Chinese were arrested last Wednesday when the Unit, in collaboration with investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the Tiger Eye Company, embarked on an operation at the rented apartment of the Chinese at Anaji, near Takoradi.
DAILY GUIDE learnt that the whole investigation that unraveled the alleged wicked act by the Chinese, started as far back as December last year.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the Vietnamese, whose ages range between 25 and 35 years, were initially brought to Tema in the Greater Accra Region by some Chinese who ‘sold’ the ladies to their fellow countrymen (who have been arrested).
According to sources, the arrested Chinese, identified as Hwang Si Hui, 49 and Cz Tian Ping, 35, after ‘pur- chasing’ the Vietnamese ladies, told the victims that they were being sent to Takoradi to be employed as Casino attendants.
However, the suspects sent the victims to an apartment they had rented at Anaji West Line and locked them up in a room and allowed only expatriates working in the region to have sex with them at a fee of $100.
Supt. Quaye confirmed that the alleged Chinese human traffickers only allowed expatriates working in some mining companies in Tarkwa and those working in other parts of the Western Region to have sex with the Vietnamese.
Speaking in an interview with this paper, Supt Quaye claimed, “Initially, the information from Interpol was that the six Vietnamese were in Tema so we put all our intelligence on the ground and with the help of some organizations, we were able to mobilize some funds for the operation.”
In the course of the operation, the suspects were nabbed.
She commended the thematic programme of the Ghana Immigration Service, sponsored by the European Union, for supporting the operation financially.