Interpol: Exploited minors “rescued” in West Africa

jihane rmili
jihane rmili
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According to a press release, an Interpol process against illegal groups responsible for human trafficking and kids exploitation in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo from 5 to 12 December resulted in “the rescue of 90 victims and the arrest of 15 suspected traffickers”.

Of the rescued victims, “56 were minors who were victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour in gold mines, open-air markets or in private homes”. Indeed, 35 victims were rescued in Côte d’Ivoire. While two men “wanted nationally for two years” were arrested.

Quoted in the press release, the secretary general of the Lyon-based organisation, Jurgen Stock, said that police cooperation between countries was essential to identify the criminals.

Jihan Rmili

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