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Police Refute Claim of Human Trafficking

Police Refute Claim of Human Trafficking

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Kingstown, January 19th, 2017 – The Anti-Trafficking In Persons Unit (ATIPU) of the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is informing the public that there is no credible claim to a rumour being circulated on social media that a male using motor vehicle HB 3470 is engaging in human trafficking.

The preliminary investigation shows that the bulletin being circulated over the past 24 hours was not issued by any department or unit of the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. At this time the Police do not know the origin of the information.

When contacted the Traffic Department stated that the vehicle’s registration number ‘HB 3470’ does not exist in its database, neither does the identity of the person in the photo, which was posted.

Also in this case the means of human trafficking is not known.

Against this backdrop, the ATIPU continues its investigation into the matter.

The Police understand the public concern, but we are appealing to persons to desist from spreading inaccurate information that can cause alarm.(Police Public Relations).

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