CHILD TRAFFICKING

16 Jul: CHILD TRAFFICKING: 92 MINOR VICTIMS IDENTIFIED ACROSS EUROPE

(Source: Europol)

Officers arrested 33 traffickers and identified 45 suspects of human trafficking during Europe-wide joint action days

Europol, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom coordinated Europe-wide joint action days targeting child trafficking. The operation, also supported by Frontex, took place between 28 June and 4 July 2021 and involved 18* countries. 

A wide range of law enforcement authorities including police, immigration and border control agencies, transport police, social assistance and child protection services, and labour inspectorates participated in the joint action.

The action days focused on potentially unaccompanied minors or minors who had escaped from shelters, as this group …