First Human Trafficking Charges in New Zealand

horticultureMen Trafficked into Horticulture Industry

Immigration New Zealand have indicated human trafficking charges have been laid in New Zealand for the first time.  Two men are charged with trafficking eighteen Indian men to New Zealand to work in the horticulture industry.  The incident took place in the Nelson region in 2008-2009.  The charge has a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine of $500,000 under the Crimes Act 1961.  Read more…

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