17 May 2019

Fiji govt to look into claims sex workers transported to PNG

3:47 pm on 17 May 2019

Fiji's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking into an alleged incident where Fijian women were transported to Papua New Guinea to provide sexual services to local cabinet ministers.

Fiji's Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu

Inia Seruiratu Photo: Alex Perrottet / RNZ

The Fiji Village website reported the Minister for Foreign Affairs Inia Seruiratu saying he had been alerted to the issue by the Minister for Women.

Mr Seruiratu said the police have now been notified.

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho has confirmed that he has spoken to the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ioane Naivalurua, and is awaiting more information.