5 Sep 2018

Fijian woman yet to face court over human trafficking

8:30 am on 5 September 2018

A woman wanted in Fiji is yet to return from Australia to face charges over trafficking workers from Fiji to New Zealand.

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An arrest warrant is in place for Geeta Chandar who has been charged in absentia with 35 counts of trafficking, obtaining property by deception and money laundering.

She's accused with her sister Seta Ram of facilitating 17 Fijians to travel to New Zealand where they were exploited through slavery four years ago.

It's alleged Geeta Chandar disposed of $US52,000 and her sister $US1,645 into bank accounts as the proceeds of crime.

Seta Ram appeared in court on Tuesday and was further remanded in cusody.

The matter's been adjourned until September 28.