Interpol rescued about 500 victims of human trafficking

As part of the operation, almost 200 attackers were detained. 24 countries participated in the special operation.

During the operation of the Century, provided by Interpol, about 500 victims of human trafficking, including children, were rescued. This was reported by Interpol on Friday, April 9.

“Operation Century, which means Stop in Swahili, was conducted from March 28 to April 2<…> and led to the detention of 195 people, of whom 88 [were detained] on charges of human trafficking, and another 63 — of illegal transportation of people. The remaining arrests were made on other charges, such as forgery, theft, drug-related crimes, and environmental crimes, “ the report said.

The operation involved 24 countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Brazil, Cape Verde, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

“Operation Century has once again demonstrated how closely related migrant smuggling and human trafficking are, especially in the context of a global health crisis, when the most vulnerable people are desperate to avoid difficulties, and criminal networks are simply seeking to make a profit,” Interpol added.

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