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19 men suspected to be human trafficking victims rescued in Mondeo

The Hawks said the victims, who were believed to be Ethiopian nationals, were rescued on Friday following a tip-off.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - At least 19 males have been rescued from a house in Mondeo, in Johannesburg.

While the exact details around the incident were not yet clear, police suspected the group may have been victims of human trafficking.

The Hawks said the victims, who were believed to be Ethiopian nationals, were rescued on Friday following a tip-off.

A suspect has since been arrested and was expected to appear in court soon.

The Hawk's Carol Mulamu said: “We received anonymous information regarding human trafficking that is happening in the Mondeo area. We found 19 men were held against their will.”

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