500 victims rescued, 40 human traffickers arrested in West Africa

By Ben Mabande |

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-  Report reaching Globe Afrique has confirmed the arrested of forty people involved in facilitating and conducting human trafficking across West Africa.

According to international police organization, Interpol, on Thursday, 500 people, all victims, were rescued after a leap on human trafficking across West Africa.

Eye Witness say the Interpol-led action comes amid a global outcry sparked by footage of Africans being solved as slaves in Libya, often the final transit for migrants wanting to reach Europe.

In a release, Interpol confirmed that some 500 people, including 236 minors, had been rescued in simultaneous operations across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal, and forty suspected traffickers were arrested.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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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.