Radio NZ Trafficking accused plead not guilty

Three men have pleaded not guilty to the first people-trafficking charges to be laid in New Zealand.

Satnam Singh, right, one of three men accused of people trafficking and a supporter.

Jaswinder Singh Sangha and Satnam Singh were arrested in Motueka last week and have been charged with arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into the country.

Mr Sangha has also been charged, along with a third man arrested in Auckland, under the Immigration Act in relation to false refugee claims they organised and lodged for the Indian nationals once they arrived in New Zealand.

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