PARIS: Interpol says 40 suspected human traffickers have been arrested and nearly 500 of their victims freed in an vast police operation in five African countries.
It said 236 of those rescued were minors. The operation earlier this month was carried out in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
Interpol said the suspects were accused of forcing victims “to engage in activities ranging from begging to prostitution, with little to no regard for working conditions or human life”. – AP