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Zambian court docket grants bail to Croatians on trafficking expenses

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Eight Croatians – 4 married {couples} – accused of kid trafficking in Zambia have been granted bail of about $1,000 every.

A Justice of the Peace within the Ndola court docket, central Zambia, mentioned Tuesday (Feb. 14) the suspects posed no flight danger as Zambian officers maintain their passports.

The accused allegedly tried to visitors 4 kids from neighbouring DR Congo on December 7 final 12 months with the assistance of a Zambian immigration official.

The youngsters are aged between one and three.

The immigration official who additionally faces trafficking expenses had beforehand been launched on bail.

All 9 have pleaded not responsible.

The case is scheduled to start on March 1.

The eight Croatians have been first arrested and charged with little one trafficking in January. The costs towards them have been dropped on February 6 they usually have been ordered to depart Zambia inside 48 hours.

However after they have been about to board a aircraft to depart the nation, they have been rearrested on contemporary expenses.

They have been have been held in custody since they have been rearrested on February 7.

The Croatians going through expenses embrace Zoran Subosic, 52, a guitarist in a widely known band Hladno Pivo, or Chilly Beer, Immovic Subosic, 41, an administrator, Damir Magic, 44, {an electrical} technician, Nadic Magic, 45, a technician, Ladislav Persic, 42, a medical physician, Aleksandra Persic, 43, a hair salon attendant, Noah Kraljevic, 40, a program director, and Uvona Kraljevic, 36, a canine handler. Zambian immigration official Gloria Sakulenga, 36, can also be going through the costs.