Interpol rescues Nigerians from sex trafficking in Mali

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Interpol rescues Nigerians from sex trafficking lindaikejisblog

64 human and sex trafficking victims comprising of Nigerians and residents of three different African nations have been rescued following a cordinated operation by International Police operatives in Mali.

The raids had been carried out at identified trafficking and smuggling hotspots in the nation and a number of the rescued victims had been principally females.

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“The victims – mostly women and girls – were rescued from sexual exploitation forced labour in the mining sector, as well as forced begging.”

“Tagged ‘Operation Horonya’ (‘freedom’ in Bambara language), the actions passed off from October three to 11 “to support the Malian authorities to identify and dismantle the criminal groups operating in the country and more widely across the region,” Interpol famous.

“The nearly 70 victims identified and rescued came from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali; and were working in bars, homes and mining sites,” it said.

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“Among them were three young boys rescued from an illegally operated Koranic school, where they were allegedly forced to beg for money,” it added.

Some of the arrested suspects have been detained and awaiting sentencing because it was additional learnt that investigation is at the moment being carried out to establish extra suspects.

 

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