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Antigua and Barbuda: Two men charged with trafficking Indians, granted bail

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By Latrishka Thomas (Latrishka.thomas@antiguaobserver.com)

Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – Two men are now the subject of a human trafficking case after 12 Indian people were brought to Antigua illegally.

Alvin Goodwin and Kevorn Crump were recently charged with human trafficking and conspiracy to traffic.

It is said that sometime recently, 12 Indians — one of whom was a minor — were intercepted on a boat in Antigua’s waters.

According to reports, the boat is owned by Crump but was being piloted by Goodwin.

The duo was subsequently arrested and charged, and so were the illegal immigrants.

Late last week, the 11 immigrants who were reportedly coming from Dominica pleaded guilty to entering the country illegally and were each fined $1,000 and then deported.

Meanwhile, the two locals believed to have been smuggling them into the island were brought to the All Saints Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and were given bail in the sum of $200,000.

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