Bar owner remanded for allegedly trafficking Venezuelans.


By: Deneita Fredericks.

SAVITA Persaud, proprietor of the Liquid Love bar, Station Street, Kitty, Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on five charges that included trafficking two Venezuelan women.

The first charge alleged that between January 31, 2019 and March 8, 2019, Persaud allegedly recruited and transported the women for the purpose of sexual exploitation; additionally, she is charged with unlawfully confiscating and withholding their immigration documents.

She is also charged with two counts of trafficking in persons and employing an under-aged child to work in a place that sells liquor.
The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-Law George Thomas who pleaded for her to be granted bail. He noted that his client rented the building to the Venezuelans and was not a part of the act.

The prosecutor objected to bail due to the seriousness of the offence and the prevalence of the crime.
Persaud denied all the charges and was remanded to prison.