69 people rescued from cages at church in Trinidad

People found caged in a church in Trinidad.

The Trinidadian police have reportedly “cracked what is the biggest situations pertaining to human trafficking in this country” after six people were arrested at a church which is supposed to also have been a rehabilitation centre.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith made the announcement Wednesday (Oct 9).

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) in a statement said that during a “sting operation” early Wednesday, law enforcement officials were able to rescue 69 citizens, including four women from the church in Arouca, east of here.

The statement said that those rescued range from ages “20 to their 60’s, all held captive, where most of them were in cages and some handcuffs”.