Human trafficking gang in UAE posed as police officers
A gang suspected of running a human trafficking ring in the UAE turned up at a man's house posing as police officers and bundled his girlfriend into a taxi to take her to a brothel, it was claimed.
The boyfriend told 7DAYS of the night the men allegedly took the woman away as fresh details of their arrest emerged.
The man, who is now facing charges of having an illegal affair after reporting the matter, said he opened the door to a group who claimed to be CID officers and said they wanted to question his Indonesian girlfriend over a Dhs1,000 theft. He said he became suspicious when cops led her to a taxi, rather than a police car.
He tried to phone her but couldn’t get through so he called police.
“I am the one who told the police and now I am also under arrest,” he told 7DAYS.
Police and prosecutors spent five hours last week working with Bangla and Indonesian translators trying to unravel the details of the human trafficking gang, who it is believed preyed on runaway maids.
The man said his Indonesian girlfriend was transported to a Dubai brothel but within hours she escaped and raised the alarm. Police arrested 23 people earlier this month in connection with case.
The girlfriend, who works as a maid, and another housemaid told prosecutors that they had been abducted by the gang.
The other maid claims she was dumped at the side of the road when the gang couldn’t find a buyer for her. Both women face charges of absconding and overstaying their visas and the Indonesian maid also faces an illegal affair charge.