About forty people involved in human trafficking were arrested in operations across West Africa, informed the international police organisation Interpol.
Some 500 people, including 236 minors, had been rescued in simultaneous operations across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal informed by the Interpol.
“The results of this operation underline the challenge faced by law enforcement and all stakeholders in addressing human trafficking in the Sahel region," Hindustan Times quoted the operation’s coordinator Innocentia Apovo.
The 40 accused were arrested in the offenses of human trafficking, forced labour and child exploitation.
The statement reads, “They are accused of forcing victims to engage in activities ranging from begging to prostitution, with little to no regard for working conditions or human life.”
Information Source: HT
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