Orlando Charles, a 45-year-old Pilot and Businessman of Lot 45 Middle Street, Georgetown, is to be charged by ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit, with 16 counts of Trafficking in Persons, Contrary to Section 3(1)(i) of the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, No. 2 of 2005.
According to police, Charles reportedly committed the crime between November 1, 2022 and May 18, 2023.
The victims reported the matter to the Guyana Police Force, and members of the Trafficking in Persons Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters immediately conducted an investigation.
Following the probe, legal advice was given by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for Charles to be charged.
The Guyana Police Force’s TIP Unit, in efforts to combat Trafficking in Persons, says it will continue to work with other stakeholders to conduct intelligence-led operations, spot inspections, awareness, and training in every region of Guyana.