Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Anti-Human Trafficking Unit along with the Chaitanyapuri police busted an online human trafficking and drug trafficking racket and arrested five women from Uganda at Dilsukhnagar here on Friday. Officials seized 20 grams of Ketamine and other drugs from them.
The suspects were allegedly organising prostitution through Locanto dating app, in which they uploaded the pictures of women along with phone numbers. They collected money from customers through e-wallets to avoid being tracked by the police. The arrested women were identified as Nassali Milly (35), Nakkazzi Florence (36), Sarah Namwanje (23), Nalwoga Oliver Hildah (25) and Sarifah Nakabuubi (25), all residents of Koh-E-Sar Colony in Tolichowki and natives of Kampala in Uganda.
According to the police, the suspects came to India on tourist visas and illegally stayed back here after the visas expired and started the illegal business. Milly, who came to Mumbai in December last year and shifted to Hyderabad in March, was staying in a rented room in Tolichowki.
“She is suffering from health issues and taking treatment too, but as her income did not meet her expenditure, she started organising prostitution along with her associates,” police said. They called women from Uganda luring them with jobs and indulged them in flesh trade here paying minimal amounts.
“They organised prostitution in the rented premises in Tolichowki and found customers from online advertisements. They also consumed drugs,” officials said, adding that following a tip-off, a trap was laid and the gang was caught when they came to meet a customer at Chaitanyapuri. Police have also booked a case under the NDPS Act and for illegally staying in India.
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