Human trafficking has been happening for a long and even to date, it still happens in some African and European countries. Interpol announces that police in Europe and Africa have apprehended 195 people involved in human trafficking and about 500 victims have been rescued.
The France-based international law enforcement agency led a sweep on criminal networks. According to Interpol, Morocco hosted the operation which had 24 countries exchange support and intelligence from international groups such as the International Organization for Migration.
The 195 people apprehended have been accused of document fraud, human trafficking, drug, migrant smuggling, and other criminal offenses. Interpol maintained that the people apprehended included Sudanese people that were suspected of trafficking migrants to the Middle East.
These people were also suspected to be exploiting children in factories, people in Spain were suspected of smuggling people from Africa to Europe, and Chinese living in South Africa were reported to be exploiting Malawian migrants.
Victims suffer a lot especially children who are taken forcefully from their parents and subjected to hard labor. The experience these victims go through leaves them mentally and emotionally derailed. The 195 people apprehended is a good step to solving the issue of human trafficking across these countries.