Tanzania releases Saudi national convicted of human trafficking

Riyadh: The Tanzanian authorities released a Saudi national who spent months in prison on charges of human trafficking.

He was arrested and taken in custody after attempting to bring six Burundi women to work as housemaids in Saudi Arabia.

The judicial authorities in Tanzania sentenced him to several months in prison and fined him after convicting him of human trafficking.

Saudi Charge d’ Affaires Faisal Al-Ma’amri said that the embassy hired a lawyer to represent the defendant before the court.

He told Saudi Arabic newspaper Al-Eqtisadiah that a Kenyan broker-trafficker helped him bring the six women from Burundi and lodge them in a house in Tanzania before reporting him, which led to his arrest.