After being charged previously with five counts trafficking in persons, an alleged recruiter and employer, Fiona Hopkinson, found herself back in Court today to face four additional trafficking charges.
It alleged that between August and October last year, Hopkinson engaged in the trafficking of persons, by “procuring” four vulnerable Venezuelan Nationals for the purpose of prostitution or exploitation.
In addition, it was noted that one of the alleged victims was forced to be employed at a city nightclub after her travel document was confiscated.
The Police Prosecutor strongly objected to bail on the basis that the accused, Fiona Hopkinson, has several matters of a similar nature before the Court.
Bail was denied and the accused was told that the case will continue on February 6.
The woman was arrested after the Police carried out a raid at the Diamond Club in Georgetown and found the four Venezuelan women.
The women reportedly told the investigators that thy were taken to the club by the accused and made to work as a way of repaying her for bringing them to the city.
Last year, the same woman was charged in connection with a similar matter at the same night spot.