VICTIMS OF EXPLOITATION

16 Jun: 630 POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF EXPLOITATION IDENTIFIED DURING EUROPE-WIDE COORDINATED ACTION DAYS

(Source: Europol)

73 suspected human traffickers arrested in one-week operation.

Between 31 May and 6 June 2021, Europol supported Europe-wide coordinated action days against human trafficking for labour exploitation. The operation, led by the Netherlands, involved a wide range of law enforcement authorities including police, immigration and border guards, labour inspectorates and tax authorities. In total, 23* countries took part in the coordinated operational activities.

THE ACTION WEEK RESULTED IN: 229 arrests (73 for trafficking of human beings);630 possible victims of different types of exploitation identified; 4 890+ locations checked;16 530+ vehicles checked; 56 250+ people checked;~750 new investigations initiated, 150 related…