LIS Arrest Eighteen Sierra Leoneans For ‘Human Trafficking’ On Their Way To Iraq and Turkey

Asatu Bah Kenneh – Deputy Commissioner /Naturalization, Liberia Immigration Service

The Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) says it has arrested eighteen Sierra Leoneans for human trafficking at the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia after it was discovered that they were being trafficked to Iraq and Turkey.

According to the Spokesman of the LIS, Abraham Dorley, the fifteen women and three men were arrested while trying to board an aircraft for Iraq and Turkey when it was discovered that they were being trafficked by unknown individuals.

The suspicious of the LIS grew when the Sierra Leoneans decided to use to use the Liberia transit point instead of their home country (Sierra Leone) for fear of being caught.

Mr. Dorley said those arrested are in the holding cell of the LIS, and are awaiting further information from their Sierra Leonean counterparts.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.