23rd October 03:42 PM
Fiji Police is investigating possible case of modern day slavery involving South Korean group - Kubuabola
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 08/08/2018
Minister for National Security and Defence, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola

Minister for National Security and Defence, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola has told a meeting of government ministers in Bali that the Fiji Police Force is currently investigating a possible case of modern day slavery involving a South Korean group acting under the pretence of a religious and business organisation.

Speaking at the Seventh Ministerial Conference on the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, Kubuabola says the Fijian Government intends to engage further with the private sector and civil society organisations to improve the protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking regardless of their nationality.

He says the lack of infrastructure and systems to monitor transnational crimes often hinders small island states abilities to detect and take action against such activities.

Kubuabola adds that the lack of infrastructure and systems to monitor transnational crimes often hinders small island states abilities to detect and take action against such activities.

The Fiji Police Force has now started preliminary investigations into the allegations levelled against the Grace Road Church and Group after the arrest of their founder in South Korea.

Police have confirmed that they have been contacted by South Korean authorities and the Fijian Police have started preliminary investigations while they await official notification.

Grace Road Group Fiji are yet to comment on the continuing allegations levelled against the Grace Road founder as many news outlets overseas also continue with headlines like “South Korea cult leader arrested over violent rituals in Fiji.”

The AFP is reporting that the leader of a South Korean doomsday cult has been arrested for allegedly holding some 400 followers captive in Fiji by subjecting them to violence and barbaric rituals.

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