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POST TIME: 11 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking
AFP

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking

LYON: Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said yesterday, reports AFP.

Two men and twelve women were arrested and around $20,000 of suspected ransom money was seized in the operation at several locations in Khartoum as well as at gold mines east of the city, the international policing agency said.

The victims, some of whom were as young as 10, were from several African countries including Chad, DR Congo, Eritrea and Niger. The operation, called Sawiyan, was carried out on August 26-30 by some 200 Sudanese police officers assisted by Interpol agents stationed in Khartoum.