NZ's first human trafficking convictions

  • 16/09/2016
NZ's first human trafficking convictions

New Zealand has had its first conviction for human trafficking.

Faroz Ali was found guilty of an elaborate scam that exploited Fijian workers. 

He lured them here with promises they'd earn seven times their normal weekly wage when in reality they were treated terribly, and charged to sleep on floors.

Employment laws were breached and one victim said she was given just $25 for three weeks of full-time work. 

Stand Against Slavery chief executive Peter Mihaere joined Paul Henry to discuss how much of a problem human trafficking is in New Zealand.