Police in South Africa rescued a 13-year-old girl after her stepmother and step grandmother allegedly tried to sell her for R40 million to a human trafficking and sex syndicate in Heidelberg. News24 reports that the stepmother and step grandmother, aged 36 and 57, were arrested for trafficking in persons, conspiracy to sell a minor for sexual exploitation, abduction, and theft of a child. They are expected to appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate’s Court today. The head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Gauteng, Major General Ebrahim Kadwa, praised police for their swift action and that police had successfully dismantled several illegal brothels in the Vaal Rand in the past few months where police officers were arrested for human trafficking-related allegations.
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