Migration and Home Affairs

111 potential victims of trafficking identified

A pan-European operation to combat the trafficking of human beings from West Africa was carried out by law enforcement authorities in fifteen European countries on June 11 ad 12. The operation was aimed at targeting Nigerian criminal networks operating across Europe for the purpose of sexual exploitation. As a result, new investigations have been launched in several participating countries with Europol's support.

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Thursday, 12 June, 2014