Two remanded for trafficking Venezuelan women

first_imgGuyanese nationals Rodwell Dawson and Fiona Hopkinson were on Friday remanded to prison when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer trafficking in persons’ (TIP) charges.They denied that between September and December 2017, at Club Diamond andFiona Hopkinson, hiding her face as she was leaving courtGuinness Bar on Princess Street, they trafficked five Venezuelan women ranging in age from 18 years to 22 years.They are being represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes.Both defendants were arrested on January 5 when ranks from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) swooped down on the nightclub and detained 41 foreign nationals. At the time, Police had said that some of the persons were suspected to be in Guyana illegally, and they might be victims of human trafficking.Narcotics were also found, and persons are also shortly expected to be charged with trafficking in narcotics.last_img read more