Six people aged between 21 and 68 have been arrested for suspected human trafficking at a farm near Odendaalsrus in the Free State.

It is alleged that suspects were arrested after police received a tip-off from Interpol, about a victim who was allegedly trafficked from Lesotho and kept against her will at a farm in Odendaalsrus.

A security guard and farm manager were arrested. Two female suspects, who are believed to be the recruiters, were also arrested in Khune village in Welkom.

Two additional suspects were arrested at a lodge apparently operating as brothel in Welkom, where victims were rescued.  More arrests are expected.