St. John’s Antigua- The businesswoman who was held by the police in connection with human trafficking was released from custody.
The Daily OBSERVER was reliably informed that the woman was sent home yesterday after being interviewed by the police.
She was set free without charges being laid because the stipulated 48 hours provided under law for someone to be detained by the police had expired.
The woman had been in custody since Monday.
This newspaper understands that she was told to return to the station today where she will be further questioned. Sources said that if she fails to show up, the police will pick her up.
According to a reliable source, the businesswoman will be charged with offences relating to human trafficking.
The entrepreneur was detained after a victim allegedly made a report to the police that the woman was withholding her passport.
Another second woman from Cedar Grove was picked up, questioned and released on Tuesday. Reports are that she is an employee of the businesswoman.
Reliable sources told The Daily OBSERVER that other people are likely to be picked up in connection with this incident.