Five suspects arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking appeared today in the Rustenburg and Kuruman Magistrate Courts. The five men were arrested on Sunday following a Hawks Northern Cape and North West Serious Organised Crime Investigation with the assistance of other units. The investigation saw law enforcement raid three brothels in Kuruman and Rustenburg, ultimately arresting the five. According to Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Mulaudzi, 11 victims of alleged human trafficking were also rescued. The arrest of the five suspects aged between 28 and 46, are part of a year-long proactive investigation into human trafficking for sexual exploitation in the two towns.