3 arrested in eastern Indonesia over alleged child trafficking-Xinhua

3 arrested in eastern Indonesia over alleged child trafficking

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-04 23:58:45

JAKARTA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Police in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi said on Thursday that they have arrested three people for allegedly inter-country child trafficking.

Officers in the province's district of Pinrang arrested the three people, identified with their initials as SU, RJ and RL in two separate operations on Tuesday after receiving reports from members of the public suspecting that there are some trafficked children in the district.

The three people were still identified as witnesses and interrogated over the case.

Pinrang police chief detective Muhalis Haeruddin told local media on Thursday that police and immigration officers found a house with four children believed to originate from Malaysia.

He said the four children were already under the supervision of relevant authorities.